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 under the Mining Act 1978 (WA)
  • Negotiations for land access and heritage agreements under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) including for Future Acts and Right to Negotiate proceedings
  • Providing advice on matters concerning the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA)
  • Preparation, negotiation and drafting of other agreements including private property agreements, joint venture agreements, sale agreements, assignment and assumption deeds
  • Dispute resolution
  • Legal advice on mining, energy and resources tenure and related commercial matters
  • Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage advice
  • Legal representation in the Wardens Court and the National Native Title Tribunal


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Our Team

Paul has over 25 years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, specialising in Native Title , Mining Law, Building and Construction Law, Commercial Law and Civil Litigation.

He also has extensive experience in conveyancing, including property documentation and commercial transactions.

Along with his strong legal background, Paul also has experience in office management including recruitment and training of staff.

Paul has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Murdoch University and a Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Marketing from Edith Cowan University.

Contact Paul: paul@austwidelegal.com.au

Evan is an experienced energy and resources lawyer, specialising in commercial, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. He has an established track record of in-house experience with several major mining, oil and gas, and global services companies, both in Australia and Asia.

He has provided sound advice on a wide variety of legal matters including, drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, complex regulatory approvals and investigations, risk assessment and management, and regulatory compliance management systems. He also has extensive experience in the conduct of internal investigations relating to anti-bribery and corruption, competition law, fraud, employment, and EHS issues.

Evan has a Bachelor or Business (Finance) from Edith Cowan University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and a Juris Doctor (Hons) from Murdoch University. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in August 2013.

Contact Evan: evan@austwidelegal.com.au

Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and lawyer in the Supreme Court of South Africa, Ettienne has been practicing law for more than 30 years.

Ettienne attained a Bachelor of Laws (B-Proc) at the University of South Africa and a Master of Laws (LLM)at the University of Western Australia.

For the past 20 years he has specialised in Commercial, Property and Corporate Law, Mining and Resources Law and Native Title Law.

Ettienne has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements in his areas of practice.

Contact Ettienne: ettienne@austwidelegal.com.au

Contact Nicholas: nicholas@austwidelegal.com.au

Brendan is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mr Newman began his career in taxation and business services working for boutique advisory companies and has over 10 years’ experience in the public accounting profession.

Mr Newman is an experienced professional accountant with a borad range of corporate governance and business services accounting experience

Contact Brendan: brendan@austwidelegal.com.au



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