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What my clients say!
Lawyer, Ian Sampson was a great help. He worked quickly, calmly and without fuss during a very stressful time. No drama or big performances! He got the best outcome I could have hoped for. I could not have been happier with Ian and the service provided. Thanks again Ian.
Ian was really good to deal with for my matter. He was upfront, simple to understand and easy to deal with. I'd highly recommend Ian and I would use him again in the future. Chad T.
Very professional service. I had Ian and the team look over my business contracts and gave me advice on how to simplify them and make them favourable to myself. The turnaround time was very quick and they agreed on fixed fees before commencing the work (which is rather unusual for lawyers). I would recommend Ian Sampson to anyone that wants a professional business advice and have peace of mind that everything is sorted from a legal perspective.
I was going through a very horrible divorce and settlement the lawyer I had was hopeless and didn't seem to know what he was doing. I went to see Ian Sampson. He was brilliant and informative all the questions I had he had the answers too my whole settlement from start to finish was a 6 week turn around with no worries at all and not a lot of cost. I spent 18 months with my first lawyer with absolutely no steps forward and lots of money wasted. So, I would recommend him to do a fantastic and caring job. Ian Sampson is Brilliant.
Lawyer Ian Sampson provided me with sound advice and legal correspondence to resolve what could have been a very difficult employment situation. I would recommend his professional service.
Dealing with Roundhouse Legal is a very positive experience. Ian Sampson is a knowledgeable lawyer who treats you like a person and not just a number. I have also recommended others to use Roundhouse Legal. A positive experience.
Excellent service from Ian. Prompt and reliable. Definitely recommend.
Both Ian and co. are great to deal with, intelligent, experienced and knowledgeable. They will help guide you through the complexities of the law. Special thanks to Ian for his kindness, consideration and ability to resolve disputes.
Thank you, Ian, to you and your team... for all your hard work you all put in... it’s really well appreciated. 😁
Thank you to Ian, your support and advice has been of great benefit and has helped to ease a very stressful situation here at Van Diddens Painting & Wallcovering.
Willem Van Didden.
Behind the Name
Construction of the Roundhouse began in 1830 at the gateway to the Swan River Colony (a colony of free settlers) by Messrs Lewis, Manning and Duffield and opened January 1831.
Designed by Henry Reveley, purportedly inspired by Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon system of control and the Martello Tower coastal forts of Europe. The Roundhouse is a dodecagonal structure with eight cells and a jailer’s residents opening onto the central court yard constructed of locally quarried limestone from Arthur’s Head.
Built as a convict prison, the Roundhouse became the epicentre of law and law enforcement in 1835 when Western Australia’s first Courthouse was built alongside the Roundhouse. By 1837 there were up to 43 prisoners being held in the Roundhouse and in 1844 the Roundhouse became the site of Western Australia's first legal hanging of a European, the 15 year old convicted murderer John Gavin.
In 1850, a second Courthouse was built on the northern side of the Roundhouse and the Police Barracks were constructed at the bottom end of High Street. As more convicts arrived to boost the Colony’s labour force, the Roundhouse could no longer accommodate these new arrivals and the construction of a new prison was commissioned.
Today, the Roundhouse is the oldest public building still standing in Western Australia sitting on top of Arthur’s Head at Fremantle’s historic West End overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The Roundhouse is open for tours from 10:30 and 15:30 and the best time to be there is 13:00 hours for the traditional ‘setting of the chronometers’, signified by the 'firing of the cannon'. This maritime tradition was used to synchronise and check the visiting ship's time pieces to enable a more accurate determination of longitude and thereby improved navigation & cartography.
The Roundhouse is an iconic symbol of our beginnings as the State of Western Australia and the establishment of our Judiciary. I am proud of our humble beginning and honoured to share the Roundhouse name.