Hunt & Humphry is a specialist projects law firm widely recognised for its niche focus on mineral resources, industry, infrastructure (ports, rail, roads, airports), energy and land development.  Our aim is to assist developers and stakeholders to make projects and businesses happen. We advise on a full range of business transactions and project development issues including structuring, mineral 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).

Recent News

Hunt & Humphry Turns 20

In February 1996 Michael Hunt left Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and joined Chris Humphry (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques, now King & Wood Mallesons) to establish Hunt & Humphry Project Lawyers.  This year the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary.

We are very proud to have assisted our clients in the development of numerous projects over the past 20 years; including in the resources, energy, infrastructure and agricultural sectors.

The firms Principals, Michael Hunt, Conrad Marais, Josh Hunt and Paul Harley would like to thank all our past and present clients for the valued support they have shown. more+


We are rated in all leading legal guides, noted as a “boutique that has distinguished itself” (Chambers Global 2012). Recently rated as a Top 20 law firm in Australia for Energy and Natural Resources and Top 10 in Native Title. We are the only niche firm ranked “Premier” (the top classification) in both resources and native title and we are one of very few non-national firms in Australia receiving that ranking in any category. more+

Port Infrastructure

We are recognised for our expertise in port infrastructure. We represent the Pilbara Ports Authority which (amongst other Pilbara Ports) operates Port Hedland Port, the largest bulk export tonnage port in the world more+

Africa and Emerging Markets

Africa and emerging markets is a key focus for Hunt & Humphry. Members in the team are rated internationally for their project experience in these markets. We provide services across all our practices (including project finance) and sectors and offer a one-stop solution for setting up and doing business in Africa and other emerging markets. more+


We advise across a wide range of sectors including mining and petroleum, ports, native title and Aboriginal heritage, property, environment, land development, construction, State agreements, energy/renewable energy, landside infrastructure and agriculture. more+