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Warnar Spyker



Warnar has more than 20 years of experience in all areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a combined degree in Law and Science (Physics), he worked in an insurance litigation firm before moving to Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) where he became a Senior Associate. Warnar was then a partner within Cornerstone Legal for 13 years prior to commencing Spyker Legal in May 2017.

Warnar has acted for clients in almost every Court within Western Australia, including appearing in each of the Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Court, Federal Court and High Court. He also regularly appears at tribunals including WorkCover WA, the State Administrative Tribunal and the Industrial Relations Commission.

Warnar has a keen understanding of the range of legal issues facing both corporate and individual clients. He is quick to identify which legal outcome is best suited to his client’s unique needs

Known for his clear analysis and strategic vision, Warnar finds succinct and efficient ways of assisting his clients across a diverse range of legal practice areas. Warnar’s strength lies in negotiating tailored solutions to complex matters.

Warnar is passionate about his Christian faith and seeks to conduct his practice consistent with these principles.

Joshua Burton



Joshua graduated from Murdoch University in 2013 completing a Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Studies.

He spent one year as a graduate at an international law practice before joining Warnar at a commercial law practice in 2014.

In that time, he has developed extensive experience in a range of civil litigation matters including property and contractual disputes, debt recovery, insurance claims and insolvency.

He is an experienced advocate, having appeared in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia and the State Administrative Tribunal.

He has also acted for and against local governments and can assist with prosecutions of every nature.

Joshua was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 2013 and the High Court of Australia Feb 2014. He is an active Member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Shelley Butler