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 Aboriginal Heritage, negotiating land access agreements and undertakes matters in the Mining Warden’s court and before the National Native Title Tribunal.
April has experience in the government sector in various areas of law including criminal law, administrative law, regulatory law and debt recovery.

Contact April: april@austwidelegal.com.au

Barbra Friedewald

Barbra brings to the Austwide team over twenty years working in rural and remote Western Australia in a variety of sectors through advisory, leadership and corporate roles. She was awarded the Attorney General medal as the dux of her graduating law class and several academic prizes in her legal studies. Barbra has proven experience bringing reluctant parties to contract, has had great success in the National Native Title Tribunal and has litigation and client management experience.

Contact Barbra: april@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