EY completes acquisition of EY Law

Norton & Smailes has joined Ernst & Young and will become EY Law – Perth. The practice has relocated to the EY office at 11 Mounts Bay Road.

Chris Smailes and Daniel Fry are Partners of EY Law. Richard Norton and Alan Krawitz are Directors and 14 further Norton & Smailes staff have made the move to EY’s Perth office.

The move will enable the Partners and staff of EY Law to further enhance its offering to clients, as a result of partnering with industry leading experts and operating in a world class environment with global tax and legal resources and the breadth that a global professional services firm will bring.

The move comes at a time of significant and exciting growth for EY Law across Australia. EY Law now provides advice to clients across corporate, commercial, real estate, employment, digital and private client services and is looking to expand into private equity and financial services shortly.

Norton & Smailes size and presence in the Perth market, as well as its approach to client service and excellence, which aligns with that of EY Law, made the decision to move a natural one for Norton & Smailes. It will enable both firms to capitalise on shared networks, common values and exciting growth opportunities for the benefit of our staff and clients.

As EY Law, we will continue to provide the same tax advisory, tax audit and litigation and private clients services (wills, estate planning and related advice) we have been providing to date to our existing clients and referrers. That includes advice across a broad range of tax and related commercial legal matters such as start-ups, structuring and restructuring, trusts, business succession planning and state taxes.

We will continue to work with you as we have done for the last 21 years and look forward to sharing with you this exciting next stage.

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You can also visit http://www.ey.com/AU/en/Services/Tax/ for more information.

EY - Howard Adams

Howard Adams

EY Asia-Pacific Law Leader


T: +61 2 9248 5601

E: howard.adams@au.ey.com

EY - Chris Smailes

Chris Smailes

EY Law Leader


T: +61 8 9429 2379

E: chris.smailes@au.ey.com

EY - Daniel Fry

Daniel Fry



T: +61 8 9429 2381

E: daniel.fry@au.ey.com

EY - Richard Norton

Richard Norton

Executive Director / Special Counsel


T: +61 8 9429 2385

E: richard.norton@au.ey.com

EY - Alan Krawitz

Alan Krawitz



T: +61 8 9429 2389

E: alan.krawitz@au.ey.com