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Paul Arns – LLB

Paul is the Principal of the firm. He obtained his law degree at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and he and his wife migrated to Perth in 1985. He was a partner in a Perth legal practice before commencing the firm of Arns & Associates in 1993. Paul has practised law almost exclusively in the area of commercial litigation. He has and continues to represent clients in all courts and tribunals in Western Australia. Paul is currently serving on the Boards of Yachting Western Australia and the Motor Trades Association of Australia (WA).
Andrew Houghton

Andrew Houghton – LLB

Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2002 and after undertaking Articles training with Arns & Associates, was admitted to practice in February 2004. He then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Insolvency (USQ) in 2005. Andrew has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation, including dealing with business, contractual, leasing and consumer disputes. He also represents clients in insolvency and debt recovery matters, professional negligence and inheritance disputes in all state and federal courts. Andrew became a Director of the firm in July 2018.
Simon Tribble

Simon Tribble – LLB

Senior Associate
Simon joined the firm in 2010 as a graduate from the University of WA. After completing the Articled Clerkship programme he was admitted to practice in March 2011. Simon has represented clients in a range of commercial litigation matters in various courts and tribunals. He has a particular interest in providing advice to clients with respect to inheritance disputes.
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Ray Christensen LLB BCom

Senior Associate
Ray obtained his Law and Commerce degrees from Murdoch University in 2011 and was admitted to practice in 2012. He has since worked for both large and small law firms in Perth and most recently, the State Solicitor’s Office. Ray joined the team at Arns & Associates in August 2019. He represents clients in commercial litigation matters in all Western Australian and Federal Courts. He has a particular interest in contract and property disputes, construction law and insolvency. Ray is also a Board member of the educational charity Achievers Club WA Inc.
Paul Costi

Paul Costi - LLB/LP BIntSt

Paul obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice from Flinders University and was admitted to practice in 2016. Since his admission, Paul has represented clients in all South Australian, Western Australian and Federal Courts, acting for clients in a range of commercial and estate matters. Paul joined the team at Arns & Associates in February 2020. He has a particular interest in providing advice to clients in relation to property law matters and inheritance disputes. Paul is also a member of the WA Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.
James Allison

James Allison - LLB

James completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Notre Dame (WA) in 2017 and has since worked in both community and litigation practices as a law graduate. James joined Arns and Associates in February 2019 and was admitted to practice in April 2019 following completion of the College of Law programme. James currently assists the senior lawyers with commercial litigation and inheritance matters and has a strong interest in debt recovery and property disputes.


Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth Bradley – BA (Hons) LLM (Ireland)

Legal Executive
Elizabeth joined Arns & Associates in 2012 after migrating from Ireland. She graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Business and Legal Studies. In 2009, Elizabeth completed postgraduate studies in Criminal Justice and Human Rights and graduated with a Masters of Law from Queens University Belfast. Elizabeth works closely with the Senior Associates managing litigation files, primarily in the area of debt recovery. She also supervises administration support staff and provides assistance with the preparation and lodgement of court documents.
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