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


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Our Team

Paul Tolcon - Director | Lawyer

Paul Tolcon - Director | Lawyer

Paul has over 20 years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, specialising in Native Title and Future Acts, Mining Law, Building and Construction Law and general Commercial Law and Civil Litigation.

He also has extensive involvement in advocacy and drafting and 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 Rogers - Lawyer

Evan Rogers - Lawyer

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

Ruth Kooy - Law Graduate

Ruth Kooy - Law Graduate

Ruth completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Curtin University in 2019.

During her studies, Ruth gained experience in criminal law and commercial litigation, before discovering her interest in mining law and the energy and resources sector.

In 2019, Ruth undertook an internship as a Research Associate to the Perth Mining Warden dealing with matters before the Warden’s Court gaining valuable insight into the Court’s processes.

Contact Ruth: ruth@austwidelegal.com.au

Megan Menon - Law Clerk

Megan Menon - Law Clerk

Megan is currently studying a Juris Doctor at the University of Western Australia. In 2019, she completed a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Political Science and International Relations, and Law and Society at the University of Western Australia.

Before joining the team at Austwide Legal, Megan worked as an Assistant Consultant at Hetherington Exploration & Mining Title Services.

Contact Megan: megan@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