Peter Fraser


Managing Director

Peter joined Dwyer Durack in April 2010, became a Director in October 2011 and Managing Director in February 2016.

After graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1995, Peter did his articles at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Tasmania) before moving to WA in 1997. He worked at Monaghan & Associates and Ilberys Lawyers prior to joining Dwyer Durack.

Peter primarily practices within the area of Liquor Licensing and Criminal Law.  Peter has extensive experience representing applicants for new licenses and existing licenses in applications for:

  • New Licence Applications
  • Extended Trading Permits
  • Objections
  • Defending licensees who:
    • have been prosecuted by the police;
    • received residential complaints; or
    • are the subject of disciplinary proceedings in Liquor Licensing.

Peter regularly appears in all liquor related jurisdictions including on appeal matters before the Supreme Court.

In criminal and restraining order matters, Peter regularly appears before the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in a wide range of matters including guilty pleas, jury trials, appeals against sentence and appeals against conviction.

Peter also practices in, and oversees, the Employment, Commercial and Dispute Resolution practice areas, on an as-needed basis, having experience in those areas over the course of his 20+ years in practice.  


  • Liquor Licensing
  • Criminal Law
  • Restraining Orders
  • Employment Law
  • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law


  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Tasmania)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Admission Date: 2 April 1997


  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Western Australia 

Our People

Peter Fraser Managing Director
Maree van der Kwast Director
Daniel Gill Director
Chad Heslop Director
Bill Hu Senior Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Lucie Ingram Senior Lawyer - Criminal Injuries Compensation & Abuse in Care Claims
Anna Christiansen Senior Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Amrit Kaur Senior Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Emily Pickering Senior Lawyer - Criminal Law & Liquor Licensing
Sharon Norris Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Probate & Estates
Leanne Shepherd Senior Paralegal Liquor Licensing / Teams & Culture
Sarah Hedley Senior Bookkeeper
Sylvia Knighton Senior Legal Assistant / Operations Co-ordinator - Liquor Licensing
Susan Carpenter Senior Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Family & De Facto Law
Amanda Thorpe Legal Assistant - Criminal Injuries Compensation & Abuse in Care Claims
Joanne Sweetman Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate & Estates
Shevaun Cooley Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate & Estates
Chris Betcher Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate and Estates
Tessa Commins Receptionist
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