Chris Williams Lawyer & Mediator was established in 2004

We are located in the heart of Fremantle, and pride ourselves on the strong connections we have built in the community.

Our focus is to deliver trusted legal advice in order to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.

We practice mainly in Family Law, Mediation and VROs (Violence Restraining Orders).

Together, our team has 50 years of legal experience.


Property Settlement Mediations
Family Mediation / Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)  – parenting disputes
Workplace, Building or Organisational Disputes


The Family Court of Western Australia encourages negotiated settlements, both before and during legal proceedings.  We are experienced negotiators, and will represent you to achieve the best negotiated outcome.


Chris Williams is a member of Collaborative Professionals WA and, as part of your legal advice, we will discuss and advise on whether this is a suitable means for your negotiations.


To save on legal costs, you may be in a position to do some, maybe even the majority, of the work on your family law matter yourself.  This can include work we do for you on a Fixed Fee basis.  We can discuss this during your first meeting.


If negotiations do not achieve settlement, or if you are faced with another party who has already commenced legal proceedings, contact us promptly for experienced representation.

We will draft and file the necessary court documents, and represent you at the initial stages of Court proceedings.  If your matter goes to trial, we will instruct an experienced barrister to represent you.


We offer a confidential, one-hour, meeting with an experienced divorce lawyer for the fixed fee of $320.00, inclusive of GST (credit cards 1.5%).  At this meeting we advise on:

  • your legal rights;
  • the best process to achieve a Family Law settlement; and
  • an estimate of total costs, including how to minimise costs.  Some matters can be dealt with on Fixed Fee basis, so you know in advance what the costs will be.

For your health and safety, we are currently offering appointments by telephone if you wish (pre-payment is required).