Our Firm

Hunt & Humphry is a specialist projects law firm widely recognised for its niche focus on mining, energy, infrastructure (ports, rail, roads, airports) and land development.  Our aim is to assist developers and stakeholders to make projects and businesses happen.

 

We advise on a full range of transactions and project development issues including structuring,  resources and infrastructure tenure issues, land use and access, native title and Aboriginal heritage, property, environment, construction and State agreements. We have an extensive mining law practice and our practice area expertise extends to corporate and commercial (including a full range of public and private company work), litigation, finance (including project finance) and emerging markets (particularly Africa, Asia and South America).  Specifically in relation to emerging markets, Hunt & Humphry has partnered with Trinity International LLP, one of the leading law firms globally for its experience in Africa. More+

Our Reputation

Hunt & Humphry is rated in various legal guides and surveys including Legal ProfilesChambers Global and Doyle’s and is the only niche firm to have been ranked “Premier” (the top classification) in both resources and native title and one of very few non-national firms in Australia receiving that ranking in any category.

 

Michael Hunt has also been voted as the number one resources lawyer in Western Australia and in the Bulletin’s Top 50 lawyers in Australia principally for his mining and energy expertise.

Our Clients

Hunt & Humphry acts for a wide range of clients including major mining and petroleum explorers and producers.  We have advised majors such as BHP Billiton Petroleum, Apache Energy, Newcrest Mining, Rio Tinto and Barrick Gold as well as a full suite of junior companies.  We also act for resource developers, government agencies, infrastructure providers (such as Western Australia’s Pilbara Ports Authority which operates Dampier Port and Port Hedland Port, the largest bulk export tonnage port in the world), pastoralists, construction and service companies, property developers, mining industry associations, investors and other project stakeholders.

 

Members of our team have also acted for commercial lenders, equity investors and development finance institutions.

Geographical Focus

Australia remains a core focus for Hunt & Humphry but the firm’s specialist experience and innovative approach has allowed it to expand its practice into other markets, including Africa and Asia.  Members of the team have extensive experience in advising on project financings, commercial transactions and general development in Africa and Asia across a wide range of sectors.

 

We have partnered with leading emerging market law firm, Trinity International LLP to give our clients access to experience and service delivery in these markets. More+

Our Philosophy

The Hunt & Humphry team is committed to providing practical legal advice to its clients in an efficient, cost-effective and timely manner. We believe that it is important for clients to know from the outset which partners and lawyers will be working on matters referred to the firm and that they remain available.  In line with this, while the team comprises senior lawyers who formerly practised at large international law firms, we aim to provide a personal service that is characteristic of specialist firms.