Catherine Hamson

LLB, DipModLang(German)

Head of Department - Commercial Law

Catherine joined Dwyer Durack's Commercial Law department in 2019.

With over 15 years experience in Commercial Law, Catherine’s focus is on contract law and property with an interest in agribusiness.  Catherine has extensive experience in property and infrastructure developments and sale of business and property assets.

Catherine has been involved in drafting contracts for establishment of significant State assets and large property and rural agribusiness assets and also tourism business assets involving Crown land.

Catherine has a practical and business minded approach to commercial matters and in delivering timely advice to clients.


  • Business Contracts
  • Loan Contracts and financing arrangements
  • Real property including subdivisions and amalgamations
  • Crown land and leasing arrangements
  • Planning law
  • Leasing
  • Franchising


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia 2002
  • Diploma in Modern Language (German), University of Western Australia 2002
  • Admitted Supreme Court of WA: 3 March 2004

Our People

Peter Fraser Managing Director
Maree van der Kwast Director
Catherine Hamson Head of Department - Commercial Law
Eleanor Scarff Head of Department - Personal Injury Law
Daniel Gill Co-Head of Department - Wills, Probate & Estates
Jessica O’Neil Head of Department - Family & De Facto Law
David Squires Senior Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Lucie Ingram Senior Lawyer - Personal Injury Law
Anna Christiansen Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Lani Rimkus Lawyer - Personal Injury Law and Family & De Facto Law
Faiza Gabriel Lawyer - Familly & De Facto Law
Emily Pickering Lawyer - Criminal Law & Liquor Licensing
Sharon Norris Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Probate & Estates
Leanne Shepherd Senior Paralegal - Liquor Licensing
Sylvia Knighton Senior Legal Assistant - General Litigation
Amanda Thorpe Legal Assistant - Family & De Facto Law
Chris Betcher Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate and Estates
Julie Kerry Legal Assistant - Family & De Facto Law
Karen Dick Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Law
Joanne Sweetman Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate and Estates
Marie Hall Legal & Administrative Support Assistant
Elvie Colleran Administrative Assistant
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