Our Team

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David Scaife

David has extensive experience representing workers in all areas of employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, and underpayment of wages.

  • David has acted for workers in the Federal Court in proceedings alleging unlawful industrial action, and for the CFMEU and its officials in complex litigation involving allegations of statutory breaches and tortious conduct.
  • David has acted for unions and their members in disputes over the interpretation of enterprise agreements and right of entry in the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission and the Federal Court.
  • David previously worked for Slater and Gordon and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.

Professional Qualifications

  • 2014 Admitted, High Court of Australia
  • 2014 Admitted, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 2013 Bachelor of Laws (Distinction), University of Western Australia
  • 2013 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Australia
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Alex Illich

Alex has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law, including workers’ compensation, industrial diseases, motor vehicle accidents, public liability, criminal injuries and medical negligence.

  • Alex has represented hundreds of workers and union members in the Supreme Court, District Court, WorkCover and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and acted for their families in relation to wrongful death claims.
  • Alex has successfully acted for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in schools and other institutions.
  • Alex previously worked for Slater and Gordon and Simon Walters Solicitors.

Professional Qualifications

  • 2014 Admitted, High Court of Australia
  • 2013 Admitted, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 2012 Bachelor of Laws, University of Notre Dame
  • 2012 Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame
Abbey Tempest

Abbey Tempest

Abbey has gained experience in representing workers and union members in a variety of areas to protect their workplace rights and entitlements, including workers’ compensation and employment and industrial law.

  • Abbey has represented workers in the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, WorkCover, Fair Work Commission, Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission, and the Magistrates’ Court.
  • Abbey has experience working with workers from a variety of fields including construction, manufacturing and health.
  • Abbey has also represented workers who have been affected by workplace harassment and discrimination.

Professional Qualifications

  • 2017 Admitted, High Court of Australia
  • 2015 Admitted, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 2015 Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University
  • 2015 Bachelor of Psychology, Murdoch University