Leah is a Palawa woman from Tasmania and the Principal Solicitor and owner of Marrawah Law. Leah’s primary areas of practice are property (specialising in native title, cultural heritage and intellectual property) and commercial law. She has 17 years’ experience in the practice of law and managed native title cases for over 10 years, spending this time evenly between working for representative bodies and in private practice. She is acutely aware of the complex nature of native title work, the lack of funding available and the desirability of the Courts’ to expedite matters wherever possible.
Leah is a regular contributor to the National Talk Black radio program presenting on topical legal issues. Leah is also a director and deputy chairperson of Access Community Housing a not-for-profit social housing provider and a member of the Queensland Law Societies’ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group.
The passion Leah has for her work is unwavering and has assisted her in achieving six native title consent determinations to date. Her greatest honour was being asked to negotiate and repatriate her ancestors’ remains from the British Museum in London on behalf of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
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