Lisa Riley holds a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. She was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2018. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling with advanced majors in Addiction and Effective Parenting from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.
During law school, Lisa wrote a parliamentary submission on Domestic Violence and received a personal response from the Premier, commending her on her willingness to advocate for vulnerable people.
Lisa has experience in Personal Injury law, Workers Compensation, Will, Estates and Trusts and also has a keen interest in Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys fishing, camping and outdoor sports.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Legal Professional Negligence (WA)
- Costs Orders in Criminal Matters (WA)
- The Defence of Automatism (WA)
Our solicitor Lisa Riley was approached by a client wanting assistance obtaining a Grant of Probate.
The client was the Executor in a friend's Will and she needed the Grant of Probate to administer the estate of the deceased. The client had no idea where to start or how to go about obtaining the grant. Ms Riley was able to take that stress off the client so she was able to grieve.
MS Riley filed a Motion for a Grant of Probate, an Affidavit in support of the Application for a Grant of Probate including a statement of assets and liabilities and the supporting documentation in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
The Probate was granted within 14 days. The client sent Ms Riley a bunch of flowers and a thank you card stating “there is nothing more beautiful than the gift of someone beautiful being there for you at the time you needed them the most.'
On 30 April 2020 our solicitor Lisa Riley represented a man charged with two counts of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, one count of Disorderly Conduct and one count of Re-Enter Licensed Premises within 24hrs of being asked to leave. The matter was dealt with in the Perth Magistrates Court.
Ms Riley successfully negotiated the amendment of the Statement of Material Facts in the client's favour. The Statement of Material Facts had originally made reference to the higher offence of Grievous Bodily Harm. By having the facts amended the client was placed in a much better position. The client underwent victim/offender mediation and provided four character references to Ms Riley. as well as letters from his GP.
At the sentencing hearing, the prosecution sought that a term of immediate imprisonment be imposed. The Magistrate stated that he was minded to impose a term of immediate imprisonment. However, after considering the Statement of Material Facts as well as the other material before the court, including the Pre-Sentence Report, the Victim-Offender Mediation Report, Ms Riley's written Sentencing Submissions, the character references and the letters from the client's doctor, the Magistrate imposed a ten-month Conditional Suspended Imprisonment Order with conditions that the client be subject to supervision and complete programmes. The Magistrate also imposed a fine of $600.00 with further court costs of $225.90.
Our solicitor Lisa Riley appeared for a client, by audio link, in the Busselton Magistrates Court. The client was being sentenced for one charge of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm. Whilst the prosecution was pushing for a term of imprisonment for the client, Ms Riley was able to convince the court to deal with the matter by way of a Spent Conviction Order and a fine. This was the client's desired result.
Our solicitor Lisa Riley assisted a client to rectify administrative errors in his South Australia National Police Clearance.
The client had a Spent Conviction from 1991, which was listed on his recent South Australia National Police Clearance.
Ms Riley liaised with both the South Australian Police and the Western Australia Police and negotiated to have the offence removed from his recent Police Clearance. A new National Police Clearance was sent directly to the client by the SA Police last week.
Our solicitor Lisa Riley represented a client in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on a drug cultivation charge.
Ms Riley was successful in obtaining a Spent Conviction Order and a minimal fine for the client.