Ken Bates – Criminal Lawyer and Traffic Lawyer

Ken Bates, experienced Perth Criminal Defence Lawyer

Ken Bates is the Principal Director of Bates Legal Pty Ltd, a small boutique law firm specialising in Criminal Law.
The sole focus of the firm is exclusively on matters relating to Criminal law and Traffic law offences against both State and Federal law in Perth and throughout regional Western Australia.
Ken Bates has over 35 years’ experience practising exclusively in Criminal Law in all courts throughout Western Australia.

Our commitment to you

I am well aware of the stress that a person faces when they are either being investigated or have been charged with a criminal or traffic offence.  I personally handle all matters and will be there to guide you through each and every step of the process.  I am dedicated to providing outstanding personal service and attention to your case, no matter how large or small.

I am committed to resolving your legal problems at the earliest possible stage and achieving the best possible outcome.

I will personally handle your charges and negotiate and liaise on your behalf with the police and the prosecution.

I will explain each step of the process and ensure that you are fully informed at all times.

I will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome.

Effective and early negotiation with either the police or the prosecution can result in charges not being proceeded with altogether or lesser charges being preferred.

If a sensible resolution cannot be achieved by negotiation with the police or prosecution, then pleas of not guilty will be entered and the charges will be defended vigorously.  I have extensive experience as a trial advocate over 35 years.

If it is appropriate to enter a plea of guilty, then I will present submissions to the court to achieve the best possible sentencing outcome.

My fees are competitive, fair and reasonable.  My focus is on resolving your matter on the most favourable basis possible at the earliest stage thereby keeping your legal fees to a minimum.

My firm is committed to providing high quality representation to ensure that your interests are protected at all times.

A few things our satisfied clients have written about our legal services

Appreciate your professional conduct and hard work to realise the outcome.
Thank you Ken so much for your assistance. You have taken the pressure off [name deleted] over this time.
Thanks for all your help over the last few months, it is a relief to have a resolution after all this time. Again, thanks for your effort on this.
Thanks Ken. This has also been very confronting for me and [wife] to understand where [son] was and the issues he was dealing with.
Thank you so much for the excellent work that you have done for me. Your professionalism is second to none.
Good morning Mr Bates. Thanks for your expert advice and intelligent management of my case.
Thanks a million for your professional services.
Ken, I had a call from [mother] – This family is very, very, very highly spoken of your professionalism – I also commend your undoubted professional skills and knowledge in achieving the outcome reported and I shall have absolutely no hesitation in directing any future referrals as may arise your way. For [son] and his mother I thank you so very much.
Ken, thank you for dealing with that issue for me and also the outcome. Again, thank you.
Thank you for your help with my matter. My highest regards.
Good evening Mr Bates. I am very impressed and I wish to thank you for taking on my case.
Sorry I haven’t spoken with you since the trial but just wanted to say thank you and you did a fantastic job. It takes me a while to trust someone but you had my trust all day.
I would like to thank you again for the efforts you made for me in this case. I am extremely happy and relieved with the outcome. Many thanks and the best of luck.
Thank you very much for your professional services.
I will take this time to thank you for your service. I really believe in having access to you after hours had helped me get through this ordeal and able to focus after you explained any situation. For this I thank you.
Thanking you every so much. That is great news.
Thank you for appearing and representing me for my matter.