Unique and tailored advice.
Ensuring commercial and strategic solutions to all matters.

About Us

CV Legal and Consulting is a boutique legal practice based in Perth offering commercial, construction, and corporate governance services.

We understand that every business is unique and tailor our advice to ensure commercial and strategic solutions to all matters.

Our People

Candice Van Der Plas is the director and founder of CV Legal & Consulting which was launched after more than 15 years’ experience in legal practice, including over 7 years as General Counsel to a building and construction contractor.

Prior to this Candice was in private commercial practice and spent time as a government legal prosecutor for the Building Commission (now DMIRS).


Corporate Governance and Advisory

  • Company Secretarial duties
  • Director Duties
  • ASX and ASIC compliance
  • Directors and Shareholders disputes
  • Exit Agreements
  • Option Deeds
  • Restraints of trade
  • Risk Management

Construction and Infrastructure

  • Contract administration including advice on recourse to security, variations, EOT’s, liquidation damages, payment issues, time bars and termination
  • Contract and Subcontract reviews, advice and drafting departure schedules
  • Bespoke contract drafting
  • Tailored risk profiles
  • Adjudications under the Construction Contract Act
  • Project Management and Contract Administrator Training

Commercial and Business Services

  • Debt recovery
  • Terms and conditions
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Franchising
  • Corporations Act compliance
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Lease Agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Due Diligence

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Dispute resolution including litigation, mediation, expert determination, and arbitration
  • Discovery


In keeping with a client focused approach, CV Legal & Consulting offers fixed fees, hourly rates and daily rates depending on the work required. Contact us today to discuss what will work best for you.


I have engaged the services of Candice Van Der Plas since 2014. I have more recently hired  her legal firm CV Legal & Consulting to assist with many legal and commercial matters for the many privately held businesses I have worked for in a senior/lead Finance role. These have spanned over the construction, mining, and mining services industries. She has consistently delivered well rounded commercial and legal advice. Her advice is always considered and takes a very strategic and lateral business approach and offers outstanding value for money. She is highly engaging, professional, articulate and has extensive   experience. I would have no hesitation to recommend CV Legal’s services and will continue to engage them in the future.

Larissa Winter – Chief Financial Officer
Pump Eng Pty Ltd

CV Legal & Consulting gave us concise & correct advise on contractual requirements that enabled us to move forward quickly and easily. Without this concise analysis, QMA would not be in its position that it is now.

Would recommend CV Legal for all legal and contract interpretations for any business. We found Candice to be not only helpful but spoke a language we could understand.

Jason Clark – Director
Quay Marine Agencies Pty Ltd

CV Legal is an effective solution driven law firm. We have engaged Candice Van Der Plas for our contractual and commercial matters and always find her approach to be realistic and efficient. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Highly recommend.

Ian Bakker - Chief Operating Officer
Poolshop online

It is without reservation that I would consider and recommend Candice as an extremely capable and experienced Legal Counsel with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Commercial and Construction Law, as well as Corporate Governance. Further to Candice’s significant technical skill set in all the above aspects of Law, what sets her apart is the considered practicability in her advice to address contract and commercial risk, along with genuine passion, courage and determination to resolve disputes. Candice would actively engage with the business leadership as well as projects to understand strategies and potential risks so that sound advice could be offered as early as possible, thereby mitigating or avoiding potential issues of conflict. Her counsel and advice was always well considered and soundly supported by the principles of contract and law, and allowed her to be exceptionally effective in her role.

Lance van Drunick – General Manager
Decmil Australia Pty Ltd

CV Legal provides realistic advice supported by practical and pragmatic strategies. Candice reviews project contracts efficiently cutting through to those clauses that can cause a problem, and summarises advice so that the team understands what they need to do. She also understands litigation and the power of effective negotiation.

Candice is emerging as a powerhouse in the corporate governance and corporate compliance space.

Mirina Muir – Executive Chairperson
Fairbridge Western Australia Inc (Not for Profit)

Contact Us

CV Legal & Consulting Pty Ltd

ACN: 650 693 717

Phone: 0411 446 469

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