OUR SERVICES

Proven, Passionate
and Committed

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, respecting their way of doing business and approaching their legal issues in a way that delivers a response to immediate needs as well as looking to broader long-term solutions.

 

Property law

  • Tenure upgrades
  • Tenure resolution for town and city expansions
    Land access
  • Local Government applications to purchase
  • Application of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld)
  • Reserve land dealings
  • Proposed transfers under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld)/Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld)
  • Aboriginal (Trustee) Leases (including for infrastructure projects)
  • Agistment agreements

Native Title and Cultural Heritage

  • Applications for the determination of native title (claimant and non-claimant)
  • Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  • Post Timber Creek compensation claims and compliance.
  • Protection of existing interests
  • Native title compulsory acquisitions
  • Future acts, mining and exploration negotiations
  • Native title and cultural heritage compliance assessment (all tenure types and infrastructure)
  • Cultural heritage management plans and agreements
  • Cultural heritage protocols
  • Traditional owner boundary dispute resolution projects
  • Prescribed Body Corporate establishment and support

Other Indigenous land and business interests

  • Traditional Use of Marine Resource Agreements
  • Indigenous Protected Areas
  • Working on Country programs
  • Customised rules for corporations
  • Tenure dealings
  • Intra Indigenous disputes
  • Land management
  • Carbon farming initiatives
  • Special administrator for Indigenous corporations as appointed by Registrar
  • Wealth sharing models for communities

Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Debt recovery
  • Contractual disputes
  • Claims for possession of property
  • Resolution of landlord/tenant/licensee disputes
  • Building and construction industry claims
  • Employment law disputes
  • General litigation

Commercial Law

  • Buying, selling and leasing property (businesses, shareholdings, plant and equipment)
  • Contracts for the supply of goods and services
  • Joint ventures and shareholder agreements including those meeting Supply Nation certification requirements
  • Joint venture and company exits
  • Establishment of corporate entities and trusts
  • DGR, Charity and NFP registration
  • Corporate governance
  • Directors duties
  • Board advisory roles

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Indigenous Businesses

Marrawah Law is the nation’s leading independent Indigenous legal firm and the legal advisors of choice for government, business, Not-for-Profits and traditional owner groups.

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Supply Nation Members

100% Indigenous owned, Supply Nation certified and our team offers clients pathways to deal with issues through practical, whole of business solutions with cultural legitimacy.

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Marrawah Law combined strength of over 75 years’ experience in the practice of law for government, corporate and Indigenous clients.
Leah Cameron

Leah Cameron

Founder & Principal Solicitor

Cassie Lang

Cassie Lang

Senior Solicitor

Mikaela French

Mikaela French

Solicitor

Nareeta Davis

Nareeta Davis

Solicitor

Nancy Francois

Nancy Francois

Paralegal

Alex Hohoi

Alex Hohoi

Practice Manager

Caitlyn Tagliaferri (nee Tim)

Caitlyn Tagliaferri (nee Tim)

Administrative Assistant

Shenetty Makoti

Shenetty Makoti

Intern/Administrative Assistant

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Finance Manager

Oliver Gilkerson

Oliver Gilkerson

Consultant

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Consultant

NAIDOC 2020

NAIDOC 2020

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A Salute to Indigenous Women Lawyers

A Salute to Indigenous Women Lawyers

The overwhelming majority of my staff are Indigenous women. While I’ve made deliberate decisions to employ good Indigenous legal people, I’ve never had the intention to preference women. The reality is that’s how it has worked out for me.

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Working With Indigenous Business

Working With Indigenous Business

I’m the owner of an Indigenous firm and because I’ve been seeing it happen, it always surprises me when I see other businesspeople oblivious to one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy.

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