Watsons Lawyers is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Perth and Adelaide with clients around Australia and overseas. The firm regularly acts for companies in the mining and resources, construction and manufacturing sectors. The firm’s Adelaide base and low overheads ensures its fees are more competitive than most firms in the eastern states.
The partners of Watsons Lawyers, Peter Watson, Lucy Gauvin, Sarah Clarke and Chris Darby have a total of more than 80 years legal experience.
Peter established Watsons Lawyers in 2003 after having been a partner in leading eastern states commercial law firms as well as in-house counsel with a large resources industry corporate. His aim was to offer the equivalent of an in-house counsel service to companies not large enough to have their own in-house legal team.
Lucy joined Watsons Lawyers from Allens Arthur Robinson soon after Watsons Lawyers was formed. She has played a significant role in the development and growth of our business and is vital to our service delivery.
Sarah joined Watsons Lawyers as a graduate in October 2005, was promoted to Senior Associate in October 2009 and to Partner on 1 January 2012.
Chris joined Watsons Lawyers in 2013 as Managing Partner.
Together the Watsons Lawyers’ team bring immense knowledge of corporate and commercial law, a wealth of experience in dealing with a range of issues from the delicate to the complex and an understanding, derived from personal experiences, of what clients really need from their lawyers.