HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Native Title Department

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What the team is known for Well-established offering with an impressive reputation in the native title arena. Leading expertise in representation of native title groups in land use and land access negotiations with project proponents, and a strong track record acting for native title claimants, holders and representative bodies on high-profile native title dispute mandates.

Notable practitioners

Philip Hunter
is a highly esteemed practitioner who acts for native representative bodies across a range of issues. Sources concur in identifying him as one of the leading players in his field, one calling him "the best in the country," another characterising him as "the pre-eminent traditional owner-side lawyer," while a third describes him as "a very, very impressive practitioner with a truly national footprint."