Perth Office Profile

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In 2014, Jirsch Sutherland merged with trusted Western Australian firm WA Insolvency Solutions (WAIS) to form a powerhouse of local expertise and national resources that quickly made it one of the state’s leading insolvency practices.

Today, our longstanding Partners Kim Strickland and Chris Williamson, who have worked together for more than 30 years, along with fellow Partners David Hurt and Jimmy Trpcevski continue to build on WAIS’s reputation for maximising results and minimising stresses for individual and corporate clients in the state’s metropolitan and regional areas.

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WAIS Partners: Jimmy Trpcevski, Kim Strickland, Chris Williamson and David Hurt.

In fact, during 2015 and 2016, WAIS undertook more voluntary administrations in the state than any other firm and nearly twice as many creditors voluntary liquidations as their nearest competitor*.

Our experience is vast, and we have handled matters for a myriad of industries including mining and resources, logistics, building and construction, transport, equipment and labour hire, earthmoving, retail, hospitality and tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Pragmatic and hands-on, our Perth team consistently achieve the best outcomes by thoroughly assessing each case, providing effective advice and strategies and expertly guiding clients through the insolvency process with clarity, empathy and understanding. Renowned for our innovative and proactive approach, we also regularly present training sessions and seminars on current insolvency topics for business owners and managers and referrers.

We work with local, national and international firms and associations across myriad industries that trust us to work ethically, fairly and with empathy. Our number one objective is to consider all options with a view to maximising the return to creditors, while minimising the financial and emotional stress experienced by those in difficulties.

Our in-depth understanding of local business issues combined with access to national insolvency resources means we continue to expand the reach of our expert insolvency services in WA.

In addition to extensive experience in insolvency services, our Partners Kim, Chris, David and Jimmy and Principal Trudie Walsh bring individual specialist expertise to each case, including business restructuring, creditor negotiation and assistance and complex assignment management. Chris Williamson, an insolvency specialist with more than 35 years’ experience, is considered one of Western Australia’s most experienced consultants in business advisory, management and recovery.

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Visit us in the Perth CBD, at Level 49, 108 St George’s Terrace or contact us on 08 9463 3000 or via email at

*Source: ASIC Insolvency Notices


Level 49, 108 St George’s Terrace,

Telephone & Fax:

T: (08) 9463 3000
F: (08) 9463 3099

Perth Office Contacts

Kim S.
Kim Strickland
Managing Partner, WA
David Hurt
David Hurt
Jimmy T.
Jimmy Trpcevski
Greg P.
Greg Prout
Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson
Business Director
Kerry Fry
Kerry Fry
Business Director
Peter B.
Peter Brown
Senior Manager

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