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Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky (BBV) is one of Western Australia’s most respected law firms, delivering legal advice and solutions across a full range of practice areas.

BBV is the first significant law firm in Perth to offer legal services on a Fixed Fee Pricing basis – we no longer bill by the hour. This revolutionary approach focuses on delivering greater certainty and peace of mind to our clients. It is also consistent with our intent to become a firm of the future. In adopting Fixed Fee Pricing, BBV is helping shape the future of the legal profession into one that is more client focused and outcome driven.

Recognised by the Law Society of Western Australia as an Approved Quality Practice, BBV is also the proud winner of the prestigious Law Australasia Pursuit of Excellence Award.

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Building Without Council Approval? You Must be Off Your Tree (House)!

By Craig Hollett, Director at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers

12 November 2014

Most Mums and Dads are keen to give their kids traditional childhood experiences of the non-digital kind.  Which is why tree houses have made something of a comeback in recent years.

But the world has moved on from the innocent times of large yards and laisser-faire councils, and some Mums and Dads are finding their best intentions thwarted.

If you’re considering a treehouse or cubby, get in touch with your local council and provide them with your proposed plans. It is also a good idea to talk to your neighbours and other local property owners who may be impacted by your proposal.

You may be surprised to know that under Council ordinance there are many factors that must be assessed when a tree house or cubby is erected. Some of the more prevalent factors to be considered are:

  • the proposed dimensions of the structure
  • proximity of the structure to boundaries and fence lines
  • the impact the cubby or tree house will have on the amenity of neighbouring properties and the amenity of the neighbourhood generally
  • privacy implications where it overlooks neighbouring properties
  • the obstruction of views that were previously enjoyed by nearby property owners

While most councils have the authority to provide retrospective approval for a cubby or tree house that is the subject of a complaint, this is by no means guaranteed.

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Posted on: Nov 12, 2014

House Rules to Help the Kids (published in the Australian Financial Review on 1 November 2014)

3 November 2014

We are pleased to announce that Craig Hollett, a Director at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers, was interviewed by the Australian Financial Review on financial prudence and strategies in the household. You can read the article in its entirety here.

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Posted on: Nov 3, 2014

Today Tonight Interview with Morgan Solomon on Wills and Estate Planning

29 October 2014

We are pleased to announce that Morgan Solomon, a Director at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawers, was featured on Today Tonight on 17 October 2014. Morgan spoke about the importance of putting appropriate wills in place and regularly updating them, as well as the importance of proper estate planning.

You can view the video of Morgan's interview here.

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Posted on: Oct 29, 2014

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Fixed Fee Pricing
Our clients benefit from Fixed Fee Pricing

> Greater certainty and peace of mind
> Focus on outcomes delivered – not time spent
> Fees which fairly match each case
> Access to a wider pool of legal talent

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