Our Team

Dante Chen

Dante Chen Principal and Senior Legal Consultant

Academic Qualification

* In 1986, Mr Chen completed his bachelor of laws from the National Taiwan University.
* In 1990, shortly after his national service, he pursued postgrad study in business laws in the Curtin University and completed his master of laws in the University of Western Australia in 1993.

Work experience

(1) In 1996, Mr Chen accomplished his legal articles with Mr Ernest Devedason, a solicitor and barrister with more than 30 years of extensive legal practice experience and Mr Ian Marshall, a senior counsel with 25 years litigation experience in Federal and High Court of Australia.

(2) In 1997, Mr Chen was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a Solicitor and Barrister. In mid-1997, Mr Chen was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a Solicitor and also admitted to the High Court of Australia as a legal practitioner.

(3) Since 1997, Mr Chen has dealt with various types of matters/disputes on behalf of local and overseas clients in Magistrates, District and Supreme Court jurisdiction as well as Federal Circuit Court, Family Court and Court of Appeal when so required.

(4) As a feedback to the Chinese community, Mr Chen wrote various legal articles periodically published by“World Weekly News”from February 1998 to June 1999.

(5) In 2000, Mr Chen published his first book named“Don’t Let Your Rights Silent” (in Chinese).

Professional Qualification

* In 1997, Mr Chen was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a Solicitor and Barrister.
* In mid-1997, Mr Chen was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a Solicitor and also admitted to the High Court of Australia as a legal practitioner.

Principal Areas of Practice

Commercial Disputes and Litigation; Criminal Laws; Family Law Matters/Disputes (Parenting/Guardianship Issues; Matrimonial Property Division); Wills/ Probate/Estate Disputes and Litigation
Billy Wu

Billy Wu Lawyer

Academic Qualification

* Bonder University, Master of Laws
* Bonder University, Juris Doctor

Professional Qualification

* Australian Legal Practitioner/ Solicitor/Lawyer
* Solicitor Admission in Supreme Court, New South Wales
* Solicitor In Supreme Court, Queensland
Steven B Watkinson

Steven B Watkinson

Academic Qualification

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology.

Work experience

(1)Mr Watkinson is a senior solicitor with 30 years of legal experience in many legal areas of practice.

(2)Due to being acute to cultural issues and genuinely concerned about bridging the cultural divide, Mr Watkinson is constantly sought after by members of Chinese communities and local Australian for advice on complex and challenging cross-jurisdictional legal matters.

Professional Qualification

* Mr Watkinson was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a solicitor.
* Mr Watkinson was admitted to the High Court of Australia as a solicitor.

Principal Areas of Practice

Commercial Disputes and Litigation; Business Transactions; Criminal Law in all jurisdiction; Family Matters/Disputes; Wills/ Probate
Dave S Cheng

Dave S Cheng

Academic Qualification

Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology

Work experience

(1)Mr Cheng is a senior solicitor with 20 years of legal experience with national Australian and specialist law firms, as a solicitor (lawyer). Due to being acute to cultural issues and genuinely concerned about bridging the cultural divide, he is regularly sought after by members of Chinese communities and Australian traditional owner groups for advice on complex and challenging cross-jurisdictional legal matters. Prior to practising law, based in Tokyo, Mr Cheng worked for international business contract negotiation as project management roles.

(2)By such additional commercial and corporate experience, he would deliver superior legal solutions within business objectives, cost-effectively to the clients.

Professional Qualification

* In 2002,Mr Cheng was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a Solicitor.
* In 2002,Mr Cheng was admitted to the High Court of Australia as a Solicitor.

Principal Areas of Practice

Trust (tax) planning & asset protection/ corporate law & governance/ land development & subdivision/ business & personal successions/ litigation: commercial, insurance, estate & family/ contract & (foreign) judgement enforcement/ insolvency & restructuring
Nick Chang

Nick Chang Lawyer

Academic Qualification

* Taipei Medical University, Bachelor of Science in respiratory therapy
* Bonder University, Juris Doctor

Professional Qualification

* Australian Legal Practitioner/ Solicitor/Lawyer
* Solicitor in Supreme Court, Queensland
* Senior Solicitor of AGC Lawyers