Legal Services

Mining & Resources

Summers Legal’s experienced mining and resource team provide specialist legal advice to Australian listed and private companies in the mining and resource industry. 

The scope of our expertise includes the preparation, review and advice on a range of mining and resources related agreements and advice on matters concerning the Corporations Act 2001 and Mining Act 1978 (WA).

Summers Legal has an in-house company secretary consultant providing advice on the Listing Rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), general corporate compliance, due diligence and equity funding.

The areas in which Summers Legal typically assists clients, include:


  • Mining legislation and regulation advice
  • Mining and Resource contract interpretation 
  • Exemption and forfeiture
  • State agreement matters
  • Mining tenement applications 

Drafting of all Mining and Resource agreements concerning

  • Joint Venture arrangements 
  • Farm-in arrangements
  • Off-take and supply 
  • Royalties
  • Access 
  • Acquisitions
  • Pastoral leases

Mining and Resources dispute resolution 

  • Objections made under Mining Act 1978 (WA)
  • Wardens Court proceedings
  • Supreme Court proceedings
  • Mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution

Please contact the Team at Summers Legal today.