Our People

Warnar Spyker



Warnar has more than 25 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.


John Ling



John has a vast experience in civil and criminal litigation as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court in Malaysia since 1998.

Upon his requalification at Murdoch University in Professional Body Recognition for Overseas Trained Professionals and the College of Law, Perth, he was admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2018.

He joined Chan Galic as a Restricted Practitioner in 2018 and then as a junior lawyer. He handled general litigation for corporate clients, personal injury and accident compensation, family law disputes, employment law, taxation and criminal litigation for Food Safety offences, domestic violence and white-collar crime.

He joined Spyker Legal as an Associate in February 2021 and handles corporate clients, personal injury and accident compensation, family law, employment law and criminal law.

John has represented clients in the Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Court, Family Court and Fair Work Commission.

John’s strength lies in his practical approach to effective litigation and maintaining a good lawyer-client relationship.