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David Taylor
Principal – BA, BEd, LLB

David started his legal career in 1996. He established his own practice, David Taylor Solicitors, in 1999, in Midland.

In 2008, David shifted his offices to Maylands.

David has provided assistance in dealing with statutory demands; the Australian Taxation Office; Strata Company issues; leases; franchises; Wills and probate; and litigation generally, especially in relation to property and money.

David has been the chairman of the Settlements Agents Supervisory Board, a director of ERBEAC Inc. (Eastern Region Business Enterprise and Arts Centre Inc.), a member of various chambers of commerce and business associations and the Board of Morrison Lodge. David is currently a member of the Maylands Business Association.


Chess Cheng

Chess is a mature age solicitor. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australia National University.

In 1996 Chess was appointed Vice Section Chief in a significant provincial government department in China – Jiangsu Provincial Planning and Economic Commission (now Development and Reform Commission) before migrating to Australia.

In Australia, Chess worked for CMPS&F International and Main Roads Western Australia for a number of years,holding various positions including Engineer, Road Network Planning Officer, Road Performance Policy Analyst and Acting Road Performance Evaluation Manager.

Chess practises in all areas of law at DTS Legal. His multi-disciplinary and fluency in Mandarin are a great asset to the firm.


Dr Rateb (Robbie) Jneid

Dr Jneid, our Islamic consultant, is currently President of the Islamic Council of WA (ICWA*), Chairman of the Halal Committee of WA and Chairman for the Langford Islamic College. He has been active with charity organisations nationally and internationally.

Rateb has obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Business, Masters of Education and Leadership & Management, Graduate Certificate in Business Law and Diploma of Islamic Study & Education.

As a prominent member of the Islamic community, Rateb has promoted and helped maintain unity and friendship amongst Muslims and other communities both within Western Australia and interstate. Throughout his time he has been actively involved with the peak Islamic body in Australia and the Australian Federation Islamic Council for the purpose of promoting appropriate cultural understandings across Australia and also to improve the business acumen and cultural understandings of some Islamic associations.

Rateb has also been actively involved in dialogue with Western Australian authorities at times when there has been significant cultural misunderstandings.

*The Islamic Council of WA (ICWA) is the peak representative body for Muslims in WA. The Council’s aim is to ensure the progress and welfare in the spiritual, moral and social life of the Muslim community in Perth.



Andrea Black
Legal Secretary/Office Manager

Andrea is your first point of contact at DTS Legal.

Her excellent phone manner and presentation assure you that you will be assisted efficiently. Andrea is also fluent in Spanish.

Andrea obtained a Diploma in Business Administration in 2014 as well as a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) in 2015. She has completed a Legal Trust Accounting Course.


Kay Heald

Kay has been employed by David Taylor for 15 years.

She manages all trust accounting and other accounting records.

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