Founder and Principal Solicitor
Nipaluna | Hobart
Leah is a Trawlwoolway (Palawa) woman from Tasmania. Leah, is both highly effective in commercial legal practice and influential across government, corporate Australia in advocating for social change.
Leah is a leading light in the legal profession in her own right and through her formation of Marrawah Law. Both regularly feature in the legal profession’s benchmark rankings Doyle’s Guide and Chambers. Leah was most recently recognised as one of the Top 20 Under 40 business entrepreneurs in Australia, Indigenous Legal Practitioner of the Year in Queensland and nationally and took out the top gong at the Supply Nation Awards for 2021 as Certified Indigenous Business of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year. She was also recently appointed as one of the independent experts on the esteemed Australian Heritage Council.
Since forming the firm in 2013, her philosophy of doing law differently by has been the driving force behind Marrawah Law’s growth into one of the largest Indigenous owned and operated law firm in Australia today.
While her practitioner skills were forged in property law, native title and culture heritage matters her passion has evolved into providing mainstream commercial law services for government, corporates and Indigenous businesses across the country.
Today she provides both strategic and technical guidance and advice to ensure that client’s projects, transactions and processes are managed well. Leah continues to be a passionate advocate for the growth of the Indigenous-owned business sector, women in business and a more collaborative form of commercial legal practice that establishes win-win outcomes for all stakeholders.
Founder & Principal Solicitor
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