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Our Team

DENISE CHESWORTH LLB
Director / Principal Solicitor — LLB

Denise is the Director and Principal Solicitor at Perth City Legal.

Denise has extensive legal experience and knowledge in the specialised area of Worker’s Compensation Law and has been assisting injured workers for 18 years including working as an advocate for injured workers whilst completing her Bachelor of Law Degree at Murdoch University.

Denise represents her clients in all WorkCover and District Court proceedings in relation to their Workers’ Compensation Claims.

Denise is dedicated, committed and passionate about ensuring her clients achieve the maximum compensation entitlements and that their rights and interests are protected during the claim process. Denise is always accessible to her clients and ensures that they are kept informed about the process of their claims from the beginning to the end.

Denise has tutored in Evidence and Business Law at Murdoch University and lectured for 5 years in the Murdoch University’s Pre-Law Alternative Entry Course.

Professional Qualifications & Admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Murdoch University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Legal Ethics
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Admitted on the Register of Practitioners to the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • WA Law Society
  • The Women’s Law Society
James Lassen
Solictor — LLB (Distinction)

James represents his clients in all WorkCover proceedings in relation to their Workers’ Compensation Claims.

James has been a member of the close knit Perth City Legal team since 2010 where he worked as a Paralegal and Registered Agent whilst he completed his Bachelor of Laws Degree. James graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Distinction from Murdoch University in 2014, completing his Article Clerkship with Perth City Legal in 2016.

James’s professionalism and integrity make him an invaluable part of Perth City Legal. James has gained strong knowledge and experience in the specialised area of Workers’ Compensation Law and has a special interest and knowledge in the difficult area of Stress Claims.

James excels in his ability to explain the Worker’s Compensation process to his clients in terms they understand. James is always accessible to his clients.

Professional Qualifications & Admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Distinction) Murdoch University
  • Leo Cussen Centre for Law Articled Clerks Training Program
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Admitted on the Register of Practitioners to the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • WA Law Society
Tracey Sleight
Senior Paralegal

Tracey is one of Perth’s most experienced and highly regarded senior paralegals in the specialised area of Workers’ Compensation Law. Tracey has over 25 year’s experience in Workers’ Compensation Law and is a vital and invaluable part of the Perth City Legal close knit team.

Tracey is a WorkCover WA Registered Agent and can represent clients at WorkCover.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Agent at WorkCover WA
Donna Dalton
Paralegal

Donna is a dedicated, committed and passionate member of the close knit Perth City Legal team since 2008 where she began as a law clerk whilst undertaking her studies at university. Donna is knowledgeable in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation Law. Donna provides invaluable support and assistance to her colleagues and assists with drafting and proofing witness statements, drafting WorkCover applications and submissions and undertaking legal research in the specialised area of Worker’s Compensation Law. Donna is a WorkCover WA Registered Agent and can represent clients at WorkCover.

Donna is currently undertaking her penultimate year of a Bachelor of Laws Degree at Murdoch University. Donna is also undertaking a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree at Murdoch University.

Donna has a special interest in the area of Stress Claims.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Agent at WorkCover WA
  • Currently completing penultimate year in a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Murdoch University)
  • Undertaking a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree (Murdoch University) Memberships
  • Murdoch Student Law Society (MSLS)
  • Women Lawyers of Westem Australia (WLWA)
Fintan O’Hurley

Fintan is a junior member of our staff, completing year 12 at Trinity College in 2016. Fintan commenced working with our team in May 2017 as a Legal Assistant.

Fintan works part time whilst undertaking his studies at the University of Western Australia.