Our Story

Granich Partners is an incorporated West Perth based law firm with a branch office in Bunbury.

Granich Partners had its origins in the eastern wheatbelt of Western Australia in the 1970's, later moving to West Perth, then the central business district of Perth before returning to West Perth in 2001. 

We have acted as advisers for over 40 years to many individuals and small businesses (including farmers) in the Metropolitan and Regional areas of Western Australia by giving them timely and economic legal support.

We have acquired extensive experience over a wide range of legal matters enabling us to advise clients on most aspects of Commercial Law, Litigation and damages. 

We are conscious of the fact that we are living in an increasingly impersonalised world where people are growing tired of the clinical and detached treatment offered by many organisations.

At Granich Partners we guarantee to provide you with personal, professional and principled service.

Principled, Professional and Personal

To Granich Partners, principled means conducting our practice with an integrity grounded in the principle that the client’s interest is paramount. All clients matters are conducted with transparency and accountability that we would want for ourselves in a similar situation.

To Granich Partners, professional means undertaking legal work to the highest level of skill and bringing to bear over 40 years of legal experience to their firm. This includes the longstanding relationship with the independent bar of Western Australia where there is a need for specialist legal advice.

To Granich Partners, personal means caring about each client as a person and providing an environment that is understanding and respectful of the needs and concerns of each client in seeking legal advice.

Who we are


Alex Granich

Having grown up in the Eastern Wheatbelt of Western Australia, Alex commenced practice as a sole practitioner in Merredin in 1976. Alex practiced in most areas of the law whilst in Merredin between 1976 and 1983. He was also actively involved in farming until 1990. In 1983 Alex became a partner in the West Perth firm of Picton-Warlow Granich. In 1986 Alex started his own firm operating out of St Martins Tower and the BGC Centre between 1986 and 2001.

Today, Granich Partners is an incorporated practice with offices in Colin Grove, West Perth and Victoria Street, Bunbury. Alex has a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial and corporate law, including matters pertaining to small to medium business, agribusiness and mining. Alex’s practice also includes estate planning, wills, trusts, deceased estates and succession planning. Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  Alex is well known amongst other professionals for his knowledge and strategic advice in the above areas of law.

Jennifer Woodford

Prior to completing her second degree, Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch University in Psychology. Jennifer went on to study Law, graduating in June 2011 and was admitted to practice on 1 March 2013.

Jennifer commenced her career at Lavan Legal, working primarily in litigation and dispute resolution practice, where she completed her articles and worked for a further 6 years.  Whilst at Laval Legal, Jennifer gained extensive experience in matters pertaining to a wide range of commercial disputes, including but not limited to, contractual terms, property, directors’ duties, professional negligence, landlord/tenant disputes and insurance related claims. As an instructing solicitor, Jennifer has attended the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Jennifer now fronts the litigation division at Granich Partners and has already achieved many successes in her pragmatic approach to employment law.  Additionally, Jennifer is enjoying working alongside Alex Granich in various commercial matters.


Jayne Trenka

Jayne joined Granich Partners in March 2009 as the Receptionist and junior Legal Secretary.  Jayne is now the Legal Practice Manager and Senior Legal Secretary ensuring the smooth operation of the Granich Partners’ office as well as assisting Alex Granich in all aspects of his work. 

Prior to commencing with Granich Partners, Jayne studied at Murdoch University attaining a Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLS) and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BComm).  She is currently studying at Murdoch University to complete a Doctor of Juris degree (JD).


Melannie Sanders

Melannie Sanders is our Bookkeeper and has been with the firm since September 2012. She has over 14 years of Accounts and Bookkeeping experience and specialises in legal accounting, by working for many Law firms in Perth.

Melannie is a Registered BAS Agent with the Australian Taxation Office, she thrives on efficiency and has a love for numbers.

Mikaela Hoogenkamp

Mikaela is the Receptionist and Legal Secretary for the firm as well as Personal Assistant to Jennifer Woodford.  Mikaela is the first point of contact for all clients when telephoning or visiting Granich Partners.  

Prior to commencing with Granich Partners in December 2017, Mikaela worked as a pharmacy assistant and marketing coordinator for 8 years and more recently, as a medical receptionist.  Mikaela has obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Screen Arts and Creative Writing from Curtin University in 2015.