Bruce Havilah – Principal
Bruce Havilah is the Principal of Havilah Legal. Bruce was admitted to practice as Barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW in May 1994, and as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 1994. He was admitted to the High Court of Australia in January 1995.
Bruce began his association with the law during a five-year stint with the New South Wales police force, serving first as a general duties officer and then as a police prosecutor before resigning to focus on a legal career.
Bruce formed Havilah Legal (formerly Bruce Havilah & Associates) in 1997 and from humble beginnings the firm has continued to grow and flourish, having recently opened a branch office in Brisbane.
Daniel Rice – Solicitor
Daniel was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013 and enjoys practising in the areas of Succession Law, Family Law (Property), Property Law, Personal Injuries and General Law.
Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia and the Australasian Lawyers Surfing Association.
Janine Speirs – Lawyer
Janine was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013 and practices in all aspects of employment and workplace relations law. She advises both employees and employers across many industries, on matters including termination of employment, denied contractual benefits, discrimination matters, drafting employment contracts, disciplinary matters and other workplace disputes.
Janine also practices in commercial litigation and dispute resolution including breach of contract disputes, landlord and tenancy disagreements, product liability and consumer claims, franchising disputes and competition and consumer law.
Prior to joining Havilah Legal, Janine was the Associate to Senior Commissioner S J Kenner in the WA Industrial Relations Commission. She also has prior experience in personal injury law having worked in a boutique Perth firm.
Janine is a graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Industrial Relations Society of WA.
Shane Falconer – Solicitor
Shane was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2019 and, under supervision, takes responsibility for the majority of the firm’s Magistrates Court litigation.
His exemplar legal research skills in conjunction with his head for business has been instrumental in his involvement with successful negotiations on behalf of clients in many strata, contract and construction matters.
His imperturbable approach to civil litigation is one of confidence, collaboration and discipline so that the most successful results are obtained for each and every one of our clients.
Shane is a strong legal professional with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Commerce focused in Management which he obtained from Murdoch University.