About Us

Storey & Ward Lawyers is the culmination of decades of dedicated service to achieving land justice outcomes for Traditional Owners. 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.

Storey & Ward Lawyers operates across Australia, providing expertise development, policy advocacy and on the ground engagement in both regional and metropolitan areas.

Our head office is situated in Carlton, on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri Peoples. Here, close to the Aboriginal land justice and civil rights hub of Fitzroy, and Blak Excellence academic research at the University of Melbourne in Parkville, we are well placed to undertake our work.

The increasing pressure on Traditional Owner corporations from industry, the broader community and government reached a critical point in 2020 with both the destruction of sacred sites in the Pilbara and the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

Storey & Ward Lawyers was created to support Traditional Owners assert their rights and fulfil their responsibilities within and despite colonising regulatory and statutory environments.

The Storey & Ward Lawyers team have provided decades of expert advice and practical guidance to Traditional Owners. Continuing this work is underpinned by a lifelong commitment to equity and justice.

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