John-Park

John Park

I am a Legal Practitioner, the director and senior lawyer of Park Legal Solutions.

I established Park Legal Solutions in 2005 to meet my clients’ needs and to offer them a personal professional legal service of high standard and integrity. I work hard to get to know my clients and their businesses and to provide honest, straightforward and sound advice written in plain English.

One of my strengths is my desire and ability to assist my clients “find the solution”.

I have strong experience and skill in relation to advising in all aspects of franchising, dispute resolution, litigation, contracting and construction and strata titles.

I have assisted clients resolve a variety of commercial negotiations and disputes including a multi-party international litigation involving a claim of over US$260 million.

I have also been involved in successful negotiations on behalf of clients in many contract, strata and franchising matters.

One of my strengths is my desire and ability to assist my clients “find the solution”.

I am a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and have a:

  • Post graduate Certificate in Construction Law;
  • Practitioner’s Certificate in Mediation and Conciliation from the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia; and
  • Certificate of Completion of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.

I promote negotiated commercial settlements and mediation as methods of resolving disputes. However, if my clients require or are forced into Court or Tribunal proceedings I am adept at providing sound, effective legal and strategic advice towards the resolution of such disputes in accordance with my client’s needs.

I previously practised at Freehills (Perth and Sydney), Slater & Gordon Lawyers (Sydney) and Valenti Lawyers. I am permitted to practice in all jurisdictions of Australia and am admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of Western Australia and New South Wales.

Before practising law I had diverse and successful careers in the Australian Army and the Australian Federal Police during which I developed good strategic and communication skills. I practice some criminal law in particular circumstances and have successfully assisted clients defend quasi criminal (alleged breaches of laws aimed at controlling commercial operations) and criminal proceedings brought against them including in relation to petroleum products and planning matters. I remain interested in assisting particular clients in that regard.

Highlights

  • Advising and assisting a national franchising client draft and update its franchise agreement, disclosure document, code of conduct and dispute resolution strategy.
  • Advising and assisting a national client negotiate and settle a down-stream fuel sale agreement valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Assisting an international client resolve by negotiation a claim valued at hundreds of millions of dollars involving the operation of a crushing plant at a mine.
  • Advising and assisting clients with contracts and dispute resolution involved in their purchase and development of land and the sale of mixed use high rise strata developments of over $300 million in value.
  • Advising and assisting clients with the preparation of strata title requirements and the resolution of strata titles disputes.

Frank

Frank Voon

Frank Voon is a Lawyer and Consultant at Park Legal Solutions.

Frank is a Senior Legal Practitioner admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Frank began his practice of law after a very successful career as an Executive Director in the oil and gas industry in Malaysia in which he gained extensive experience in commercial negotiations and contracting involving international parties.

Frank is adept in Chinese speaking negotiations and the translation of legal documents from Chinese characters to English and from English to Chinese characters. Frank is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Kueh, Hockien and Malay.

Frank is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and is a NAATI accredited Chinese to English translator.


Jack-Carroll

Jack Carroll

Jack is a Junior Lawyer at Park Legal Solutions and has worked at Park Legal Solutions since May 2015.

Jack graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and International Relations).  He completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2015.

Jack has a keen interest in dispute resolution and helping Park Legal Solutions’ clients achieve positive outcomes.

Jack is admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Jack is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Jack assists our clients with a wide variety of commercial matters and assists Park Legal Solutions’ more senior practitioners on litigious matters, including by appearing, in all Courts and Tribunals.

Jack has a keen interest in dispute resolution and helping Park Legal Solutions’ clients achieve positive outcomes.


Clare Park

Clare first became a legal secretary in 1997.  Clare went onto to complete studies in law and was subsequently admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in 2006 and practised as a lawyer at what was then Freehills in Perth.

Clare left the workplace for the purposes of motherhood and has returned on a part time basis in 2014 as a legal secretary to the firm and personal assistant to John Park.

Clare works in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Lynn Wilkinson

Lynn is a Legal Secretary and has worked with John since 2009.

Lynn has vast secretarial experience in commercial litigation practice both in Melbourne and Perth.

Lynn supports Jack (and everybody else) with her secretarial expertise.


Rebecca Barker

Rebecca is a Personal Assistant to John Park and also maintains the accounts.  Rebecca works in the office on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Rebecca has worked with John full time from late 2004 until mid 2011 and then moved to part time (Wednesdays and Fridays) after having children.