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

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    Cocos Restaurant
  • First-class Legal Service from Paul Summers. Highly qualified and experienced in Law relating to my business. I was well equipped with knowledge from my consultation. This Law firm is one you can trust on every level. I will recommend and use it again
    Ilòna Jeffs

    Ilòna Jeffs
  • If only all people were so helpful the world would be a better place. Excellent is the word to describe their work.

    Miriam Mondaca
  • Paul Summers and his team are the best legal team I know in Perth. The very best commercial outcome.

    Kamran Gaeini
  • I have personally used Paul Summers and Summerslegal to act on behalf of a number of companies that I have been involved with both in the private and public sectors over the last 20 years. His advice and the advice of his firm has always been excellent and I can highly recommend his services and often do!

    Todd Zani
  • After a lengthy and drawn out business purchase, I’m so glad to have come across Paul Summers. Despite never having met (located interstate but needing a WA based solicitor) Paul treated us like long time clients and looked after us right throughout. We are so grateful – thank you!

    Erin de Angelis
  • Absolutely blown away by Paul Summers. Despite being new to property development and not knowing a lot about Shareholders/Joint venture Agreements etc he took me seriously and invested his time to help and guide me in the right direction. Other lawyers, I called just put me in the too hard basket. Definitely recommend his service.

    Benjamin Herzog
  • A professional, timely and well-executed job with my legal matter. Thanks, Paul!


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