Herbert Smith Freehills

Native Title Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected Queensland-headquartered group, drawing on expertise across a range of disciplines to assist clients in the delivery of high-profile resources and infrastructure projects. Provides comprehensive advisory services covering native title, cultural heritage, land access and approvals issues. Noted for strong litigation expertise and represents clients in Federal Court and National Native Title Tribunal proceedings. Has close interactions with many leading industry bodies in the mining, oil and gas, energy and water sectors.

Work highlights Advised CleanSight on native title and cultural heritage issues arising in connection with its Forest Wind wind farm development.

Notable practitioners

Partner Melanie Debenham is a key contact.