Energy & Resources

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.

Our Energy & Resources team has built an excellent reputation over 20 years of acting for public and private companies involved in the Queensland and Australian resources industry. 

Led by partner Bronwyn Clarkson our lawyers are recognised as experts in their fields. We have the knowledge and experience to provide assistance to clients in respect of the full risk spectrum and lifecycle of a project, from asset acquisition, joint venture formation and project start-up, to the commercialisation of the asset, managing the project’s operational phase, and final decommissioning and rehabilitation.

Our focus on providing commercial solutions to legal problems in a timely and cost-effective manner has allowed us to build long-term relationships with a client base ranging from some of Australia’s biggest petroleum and mining companies to many smaller, exploration focussed entities.

Our specific fields of expertise include:


In support of our Energy & Resources group, Carter Newell has specialist teams to assist our clients with their planning and environment advice and support, commercial and real property requirements, corporate advisory services, commercial litigation, workplace health and safety advice, and construction and engineering projects and disputes.

Members of our Energy & Resources team are active within the industry, including the QRC (the Queensland Resources Council, QUPEX Inc (the Queensland Petroleum Exploration Association), AMEC (the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies), APPEA (the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association), ER Law (Energy & Resources Law Association (formerly AMPLA)) and APGA (the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association). 


Our ongoing commitment to the resources industry is demonstrated through Carter Newell Compass - a subscription service and document package that provides clients access to highly specialised legal support. The Carter Newell Compass subscription service is based around an at-call advisory service encompassing operational and tenure requirements, corporate expertise (including transactional, corporate governance and listing rule requirements), and employment and safety matters. 




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