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We are a family-owned business located in Bunbury in the South West region of Western Australia. We provide professional and genuine legal services.

Our Principal Solicitor is Twistie Venning. Twistie is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. He is a Barrister and Solicitor dedicated to helping his clients. Twistie is supported in practice by a dedicated and friendly support team.

Twistie was born in South Australia and re-located to Western Australia in 2001 when employed with the Australian Defence Force. Having served in the Navy as a Medic and completing operational service in the Solomon Islands, Border Protection, ICAT and the Iraq War; Twistie discharged from the Navy and worked in Emergency Services and Health and Safety in the resources sector for mining and construction projects in WA. In 2012, Twistie commenced employment with the Government of Western Australia as a Community Corrections Officer.

Although having a very diverse working background, the common theme in Twistie’s careers has been a genuine love for helping others. In 2008, Twistie decided that his passion was for advocacy work and he commenced his legal studies. He completed his Bachelor of Laws with 1st Class Honours in five and a half years whilst working full-time. He has since completed a Master of Legal Practice with Merit.

Twistie was admitted to practice in 2016 and worked in private practice and with the Legal Aid Commission of WA before making the decision to establish Bona Fide Law Services. Twistie adheres to his deeply entrenched values of honesty, integrity, courage and respect. Having such a diverse background means Twistie understands people. He can communicate in language people understand and works alongside his clients.

Support team

Bona Fide Law Services is family-owned and operated. Mollie Venning is the Office Manager and has also had an extensive professional career prior to joining the business. Her previous roles have provided the necessary skills and abilities to run an efficient law practice whilst also providing exceptional support to colleagues and clients. She is also passionate about helping people and her values align perfectly with the values of Bona Fide Law Services.

We are locals who understand local needs and resources. If your legal needs are outside of our practice areas, we have an excellent network of local solicitors and can refer you to professionals who provide services in the relevant area of practice.