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Legal Advice

We provide a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues and prepare various simple legal documents. Legal Appointments are available at our Perth head office and most of our branches throughout the Perth metropolitan area and the South West.

Our staff can provide information, referral and simple legal advice on a broad range of issues. Please note that if our legal appointments are fully booked we can offer appropriate information and referral.

Areas we cover

How to book an appointment

To book an appointment at our Perth office, call (08) 9221 5711 between 9:30am-4pm Monday-Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

Appointments with our lawyers last for 20 minutes. There are a limited number of appointments available, so it’s a good idea to call as early as you can when the lines open. Appointments are released 14 days in advance. We may not always have an appointment available for the area of law that you require – if that’s the case, we’ll do our best to refer you to someone else who may be able to help you.

Legal appointments are also available in most of our branches across Western Australia. For more information, please contact the branch you would like to attend directly. Please note that not all of our services are available in all of our branches.

We can only make an appointment with the person that will be attending the appointment – we are unable to make appointments on behalf of someone else.

We do not operate a waiting list for appointment cancellations.

If you can’t attend your appointment, please cancel it as soon as you can.

Conflict of Interest

What does it mean to have a conflict of interest?

If there is a dispute between two parties, and a lawyer has assisted one of those parties, the lawyer then cannot assist the other party as the lawyer would have a conflict of interest. In such cases the other party is said to have been “conflicted out”.

The following situations clarify conflict of interest:

Party A and Party B have a legal dispute. If a lawyer has assisted Party A, then that lawyer cannot assist Party B. Also, Party B cannot receive legal advice from any other lawyers in the same firm. Party B is said to have been “conflicted out” from receiving legal assistance from all the lawyers from the firm concerned.

If Party B is in conflict with another person – Party C in another matter (that does not concern Party A), Party B is still conflicted out of receiving legal advice from the firm that assisted Party A. However, that same firm can assist Party C.

Therefore, if you have been “conflicted out” in CAB, you cannot receive legal advice from us even if you have a different dispute with someone else who is not a client of CAB.

If you have attended CAB’s Mediation Service for mediation, both parties who have attended the mediation session cannot receive future legal advice from CAB’s Legal Unit.

You can find more information about conflict of interest on the Law Society of WA website.

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Mission: To connect people with information and services so they can make independent and informed decisions.

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