Storey & Ward Lawyers specialise in law relevant to Traditional Owner organisations, particularly Native Title, Land Rights, First Nations Cultural Heritage Law, & a range of other related legal and policy areas.

We are committed to supporting First Nations people achieve self-determination through legislative and policy reform.

Our work at Storey & Ward Lawyers progresses land justice and cultural protections for Traditional Owners. Through navigating regulatory and statutory environments, mediation, policy, and expertise development, we provide thought leadership in the sector.

Directors Dr Matthew Storey and Donna Ward Storey believe that Traditional Owners should have access to the best legal and policy advice to achieve their communities' aims and realise their own visions.


The regulatory and legislative environment in which Traditional Owner corporations’ function is complex. Understanding the implications of this environment requires a legal and policy team who work solely in these areas. Storey & Ward Lawyers provide thought leadership in the sector, delivering seminars, symposiums and professional development training.

Our experienced team of legal and policy experts have developed a rigorous suite of Continuing Professional Development opportunities for lawyers and company directors. We can also arrange bespoke packages in all our areas of expertise for groups from five to forty.


Arctic Congress Bodø 2024

Arctic Congress Bodø 2024

First Nations Cultural Heritage Law
Natural Resource Management Law

How Australian and circumpolar Arctic communities are experiencing First Nations rights in the energy sector

Offshore Wind Declared Areas

Offshore Wind Declared Areas

Policy Development Consultancy
Native Title and Land Rights

A brief exploration of the issues for Traditional Owners in offshore wind Declared Areas.

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