About Austwide Legal

Austwide Legal was established in 2016 and provides advice in relation to land access, tenure compliance, native title and heritage for mining and exploration companies in Western Australia

Our services

Austwide Legal can assist you in the following areas:

  • Negotiations for land access agreements for objections under the Mining Act 1978 (WA) including Court appearance
  • Negotiations for land access agreements for objections arising under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) including Tribunal appearance for Future Acts and Right to Negotiate proceedings
  • Providing advice on matters concerning the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) including preparation of section 18 applications and facilitating heritage surveys
  • Preparation and negotiation of private property agreements, joint venture agreements, sale agreements, assignment and assumption deeds
  • Undertaking due diligence

Our Team

April French

April French

Director | Lawyer

April was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2011 and has experience in the government sector in various areas of law including criminal law, administrative law, regulatory law and debt recovery.
April has particular experience in relation to Aboriginal Heritage, negotiations for land access agreements and also undertakes matters in the Mining Warden’s court.

Contact April: april@austwidelegal.com.au

Claudia Bertone

Claudia Bertone

Lawyer

Claudia was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2016 after completing a double degree in Law/Science (Sustainable Development) at Murdoch University. Claudia has experience in commercial litigation and has completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the Australian National University.
Claudia undertakes matters concerning Aboriginal Heritage and negotiations for land access agreements.

Contact Claudia: claudia@austwidelegal.com.au

Cuan Smith

Cuan Smith

Lawyer

Cuan was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2017 after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and International Relations) and Bachelor of Laws double degree at the University of Western Australia. He has also obtained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the College of Law.
Cuan is currently completing a Masters of Mining and Energy Law at the University of Western Australia and has experience in taxation and commercial law.

Contact Cuan: cuan@austwidelegal.com.au

CONTACT US

Austwide Legal Pty Ltd

8/42 Dellamarta Road, Wangara, WA 6065
PO Box 2105, Wangara, WA 6947

Phone: (08) 9309 0500
Fax: (08) 9309 0599
Email: reception@austwidelegal.com.au