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Chalk & Behrendt

Native Title

2 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced team that handles a wide variety of native title and cultural heritage mandates on a national basis from its Sydney office. Represents traditional owners and land councils on matters concerning land and sea claims and appeals, agreement drafting and disputes between Aboriginal groups, and across a range of economic and community development issues.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Chalk is a renowned practitioner in this space and is characterised by market sources as "very, very competent" as well as "very active and very effective." He is highly experienced across a broad range of native title, land rights and cultural heritage protection issues.

David Meale has a well-established practice, largely focused on advising indigenous organisations on such matters as governance, project and transactional issues. He is identified by one market commentator as "excellent to deal with," while another source notes: "He is very competent in advising traditional owners on Aboriginal land rights legislation, in New South Wales especially, but also more broadly."

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Australia

Native Title: Traditional Owners


Andrew Chalk
Band 1
David Meale
Band 2