Making legal solutions elementary.

Based in Guildford, Perth WA.

***Phone and Video Appointments Available***

Efficient legal advice and representation from an experienced Barrister & Solicitor.

Minimal overheads.

Smaller = Better

At Sherlock Legal our clients come from all walks of life.

We provide advice and representation to both individuals, and members of the business community, throughout Western Australia. 

Sherlock Legal will put your interests first and, where appropriate, will attempt negotiation and mediation to bring a quick end to disputes.

This allows us to deliver outcomes for clients without unnecessary expense or time-consuming drawn-out litigation.

If you have a Court hearing, or litigation is necessary, Sherlock Legal can assist you to present a persuasive case to the Court. 

Legal services.

Practical legal solutions

We have a wide-ranging practice to service your personal legal needs.

Family Law

Settling matters involving children, divorce and property.

Family Law Arbitration

Resolving property disputes.

Probate & Administration

A range of succession law matters, including applications for Probate, Letters of Administration, Family Provision and contested wills.

Commercial Law

Providing professional commercial law services to businesses in Perth WA.

Flexible Consultations

Book online and schedule a face-to-face, online or telephone legal consultation / meeting with Paul Cook.

Let me introduce myself.

Hi, I'm Paul Cook

I’m the Principal of Sherlock Legal.

Prior to being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, I served in the Royal Australian Air Force, and subsequently in the Western Australia Police Force (for 14 years).

Often people need a lawyer at difficult or stressful times in their life. My goal is to help you through this time, get you the best result, and to minimise your stress as much as possible.

I became a Barrister and Solicitor to help everyday Western Australians understand and fix their complicated legal problems.

Trusted legal counsel. Nothing fancy.

Reasons to partner with Paul


Personalised service

Every relationship matters. You’ll work directly with me, a legal practitioner with many years of experience.


Cost Effective

We don’t have all the overheads and expenses of most law firms, so you get more for your money.



We seek to resolve matters as quickly and cost-effectively as possible so you can move on with your life.

Trust is key.

Client testimonials