JOHN SOUTHALAN

JOHN SOUTHALAN


118 Railway Road, West Perth, AUSTRALIA
PO Box 3248, East Perth WA 6892, AUSTRALIA


9226 0358


john@southalan.net

John is a barrister in the Western Australian Bar Association. He advises and represents clients regarding resources issues in both litigious and non-litigious matters. John has considerable experience in in contract drafting and disputes, mining applications, compensation obligations & structures, and occupational health & safety. His work has also covered mining regulation in advising regulators, mining companies, land owners, communities and non-government organisations. John has assisted various government agencies (in Australia and internationally) on mining law reform.

John is an adjunct academic with the University of Western Australia (Law School) and University of Dundee (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy). He researches and teaches in mining regulation and also on human rights and resources. He has published and presented on topics including human rights and business, mining regulation, climate change, Indigenous rights, minerals taxation, CSR regulation, and mining agreements.

John is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, International Bar Association, International Law Association, Law Society of Western Australia, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and Western Australian Bar Association. He undertakes extensive volunteer work including for the Centre for Native Title Anthropology (board member), Environmental Defender’s Office of Western Australia Inc (volunteer lawyer), and the Burma Lawyers’ Council (adviser & trainer). John has also acted as a peer-reviewer for the Academy of Finland and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the journals Resources Policy and The Extractive Industries and Society.

John holds a law degree from the University of Western Australia and MBA in Mineral Resource Management from the University of Dundee. He previously worked with the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Land Council (Pilbara & Perth, Australia), Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (Dundee, Scotland), Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Sydney, Australia) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Perth, Australia).

118 Railway Road, West Perth, AUSTRALIA
PO Box 3248, East Perth WA 6892, AUSTRALIA


9226 0358


john@southalan.net

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