Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a contract?

A contract is any legally binding agreement that is enforceable by law. It could be anything concerning tenancy, sales, business, or employment etc.

2. Can you help me with my business contracts?

Yes, we can. Please feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

3. When do I need the services of commercial lawyers in Perth?

You can seek the services of a commercial lawyer if you need assistance with commercial and business transactions and to ensure that all arrangements and dealings are in order and legal.

4. How long does an appointment take?

It depends on your case, but we do offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to clients.

5. What documents do I need to bring to an appointment?

Depends on your case. Each case is different to the other.  Please contact us we can advise you what documents to bring.

6. Why do I need to see a notary public?

A notary public is not the same as a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Notaries public are senior legal practitioners who prepare, attest, witness and certify original and copied legal documents for use overseas. Many professionals in Australia can witness signatures and certify copies of documents. For the purpose of legalising your document for use overseas, (i.e. through an authentication or apostille), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) cannot accept documents signed by these professionals. Only documents signed by Australian notary public or Australian consular or diplomatic officers overseas can be accepted.

7. Are there documents that you don’t notarise?

Yes. For us to notarise a document, it should contain text committing the signatory in some way, an original signature of the document’s signatory, and a notarial certificate. Proof of your identity is essential, you may be required to produce your original passport, driver’s license, photo identity card etc. Please contact to ensue that you bring the required identifications.

8. What are the fees involved in notarisations?

It depends on the documents that need to be notarised. Please contact us for a quote.

9. Do you check the authenticity of the documents you notarised?

A notary public is not responsible to check the legality of a document. He/she will certify the signatories’ identity. The signatories themselves are responsible to check the authenticity of a document.

10. Do you have registered migration agents I can talk to?

Yes, We have registered migration agents to help you with your immigration matters, visas and more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

11. What visa types do you process?

There are many types of visas that we can assist in, including business & investment visa, partner visa, tourist visa, student visa, work and holiday visa, skilled visa etc. Please contact us for free assessment.

12. What areas of law do you cover?

Our lawyers have experience in different facets of law, including commercial law, family law, wills & estate planning, probate & deceased estate, divorce & family law, property & parenting orders, trusts & partnership, immigration law, property & business settlement & conveyancing, retail & commercial leasing, motor vehicle accident claim, and notary public.

13. What do settlement agents in Perth do?

A lawyer can act as your settlement agent to assists clients in the process of transferring the ownership of a property or business from a seller to a buyer.

14. How do I avail of your free 30-minute initial consultation?

If you wish to arrange a free 30-minute initial consultation with us, please complete the Contact Us form on our website.

15. How do I book an appointment with Lex Legal?

To book an appointment, call us on  +61 (8) 9221 6366.

16. How do I pay for your services?

We accept Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), cash, cheques and major credit cards.

17. How do you communicate with your clients?

We communicate with our clients via phone calls, by email and by post or courier (for overseas client).

18. What languages do your lawyers support?

Most of our lawyers are multilingual. They can speak English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese and Hakka.

19. Where are you located?
20. What are your office hours?

Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Do you have any other questions that need answers? Get in touch! Dial +61 (8) 9221 6366 or use our Contact Us or visit our office at Lex Legal Barristers & Solicitors, Notary Public, Level 3, 231 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000.

Book in for a FREE 30 minute consultation today!