ABOUT US

Granich Partners is an incorporated West Perth based law firm providing focused legal services and advice to its clients.

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 the legal support they require with a timely and economic driven focus.

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 a friendly personalised service.

 

ALEX GRANICH

  SOLICITOR

SOLICITOR


 

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 “Granich & Associates” which operated out of St Martins Tower and the BGC Centre between 1986 and 2001.

Today, Granich Partners is an incorporated practice with an office in Colin Grove, West Perth. Alex has a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial and corporate law, including matters pertaining to small to medium business, farming and mining. Alex’s practice also includes estate planning, wills, trusts, deceased estates and taxation. Alex completed a Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of Western Australia in 1999 and is well known amongst other professionals for his knowledge and practical advice in the above areas of law.

NATHAN DRAPER


  SOLICITOR

SOLICITOR

Nathan was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Africa in 1994. Having practised in a wide area of law, including insurance law and commercial litigation, Nathan founded his own firm in partnership from 1996 until 2004, when he immigrated to Perth.

In 2006 Nathan was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Western Australia.

In 2008, having spent two years practising extensively in civil and commercial litigation, Nathan joined Granich Partners where he continues to act as counsel and instructing solicitor in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts. Nathan strives to provide practical, in depth and timely examination of legal issues and reliable advice.

JAYNE TRENKA

  LEGAL PRACTICE MANAGER

LEGAL PRACTICE MANAGER


 

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).


MIKAELA HOOGENKAMP

Mikaela is the Receptionist and Legal Secretary for the firm as well as Personal Assistant to Nathan Draper.  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.  

MELANNIE SANDERS

  BOOKKEEPER

BOOKKEEPER


 

 

Melannie Sanders is our Bookkeeper and has been with the firm for two years now. 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.