John Southalan

C6, 118 Railway Street
West Perth WA 6005
Year Admitted: 1993 (WA) Year Elected to WABA: 2014 Qualifications: LLB (UWA),
MBA in Mineral Resource Management (distinction) (Dundee)

John Southalan

John’s practice at the bar is mainly commercial and resources disputes and advice, and public law. He started with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and has worked in areas of commercial law, administrative law, human rights, and regulation. He has experience in general commercial litigation and occupational health and safety in the resources sector. Since 1998 John’s work has particularly focused on mining and human rights issues, both as a practitioner and academic. He has also advised governments in Australia and internationally on mining law reform, and has considerable experience with state agreements in Western Australia. John is an adjunct academic (Dundee University in Scotland, and University of Western Australia, Murdoch and Curtin in Perth) and teaches in resources law and human rights law. His recent publications include the book Mining Law and Policy: International Perspectives; articles on ‘Tortious Liability for Subsidiaries’ and ‘Human rights and business lawyers: the 2011 watershed’; a chapter on ‘Parliamentary-ratified agreements in the resources sector’; and updating the Laws of Australia chapter on Mining. John is also an Accredited Mediator (National Mediator Accreditation System).

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