Edwards Mac Scovell is a boutique Western Australian law practice established by Sonia Edwards, Paul Mac and Bonnie Scovell. Their vision for the firm is to provide accessible and commercially focused legal services to their clients without compromising on quality.
The partners have over 40 years of combined experience representing individual and corporate clients in the areas of commerce, property, construction, corporate advisory, banking and finance, employment, litigation, insolvency, criminal and administrative law.
Sonia has extensive experience in the practice of commerce, property, construction, employment, litigation and insolvency law at reputable Western Australian legal firms, including most recently as the Principal of Sonia Edwards Legal. Sonia’s major clients to date have included Freo Group Ltd, Valmec Ltd and WorleyParsons.
Paul specialises in commercial litigation and insolvency. Paul developed his practice at top tier national and State firms for over 12 years. He has significant experience acting on behalf of clients in finance and banking litigation, complex class actions, corporate and commercial disputes and managed investment scheme litigation. Paul has acted for major banks, Australian and global companies (listed and unlisted), and most of the State’s top accounting and insolvency practitioners. He also regularly advises directors, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs on a raft of legal matters. Paul has appeared as Counsel in international arbitration proceedings in Indonesia and Singapore and has expertise in legal and business affairs in South East Asia.
Bonnie has worked in the areas of litigation, commercial, insolvency, crime (including white collar and regulatory offences) and administrative law including as a federal prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, in the Dispute Resolution team at a large national firm, as a criminal defence lawyer and as a principal of Oceanic Legal.
Sara has comprehensive knowledge and experience in administering regulatory frameworks and processes in a listed company environment and has practised as a corporate lawyer specialising in acquisitions, takeovers, capital raisings and listing of companies on ASX and AIM. Sara has acted as the company secretary of a number of ASX and AIM listed companies.
In 2016, Sonia, Paul and Bonnie merged their practices into what is now Edwards Mac Scovell. Sara joined as the firm’s corporate partner in December 2016.