Jonathan Crabtree

Special Counsel: Commercial & Estate Planning
Jonathan Crabtree

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Jonathan joined Murfett Legal in April 2024. Jonathan has significant commercial and estate planning experience having previously worked at a large Perth law firm, a pro-bono legal service, as a sole practitioner, at a small law firm, and then as part of in the Australian Army as a full time Legal Officer in Sydney, Canberra and Perth. 

Jonathan has experience negotiating, drafting and advising on a broad range of commercial contracts. He also has experience in estate planning, commercial and civil litigation, liquor licensing, property, intellectual property, privacy, administrative, military discipline and military operations law.

Jonathan acts for a variety of commercial clients including public unlisted and private companies, trusts, family businesses, professional services firms and not-for-profits across different industries. He also acts for individuals in estate planning, drafting Wills with varying levels of complexity. 

Jonathan holds qualifications in Law and Arts from the University of Western Australia, Alphacrucis University College, and the Australian National University.  He continues to serve as a Legal Officer in the Australian Army Reserve.

Jonathan enjoys building ongoing relationships with his clients by providing commercially focussed and practical legal advice.

areas of expertise

  • Business, Equity and Asset Transactions
  • Contract Reviews and Advice
  • Drafting a wide variety of contracts
  • Commercial Matters & Advice
  • Business structuring
  • Asset protection
  • Business/Commercial Law
  • Business Succession
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Leasing
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Property Law Advice
  • Superannuation & Trusts
  • Wills


Bachelor of Laws (UWA) – 2011
Bachelor of Arts (UWA) – 2011
Admitted Supreme Court of WA – 2012
Registered for High Court of Australia – 2012
Graduate Diploma of Arts (AC) – 2017
Graduate Certificate of Military Law (ANU) – 2022