Gilkerson Legal and the Asia Pacific

Land Access Laws and Asia Pacific Projects

The special expertise and experience of the lawyers at Gilkerson Legal has application throughout the Asia Pacific region. We can assist with:-

Land Laws - Policy development and regulatory systems in respect of land laws relating to Indigenous interests in land and statutory land titles.   Gilkerson Legal already assists clients with submissions and other input into discussion papers and draft bills relating to native title laws and various forms of land title in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  

Projects - Resource and infrastructure projects affecting Indigenous interests in land and assistance with land access requirements.   Gilkerson Legal assists with legal compliance in respect of traditional owner land interests for projects on remote islands in the Torres Strait.

Business and Social - Housing, Indigenous community infrastructure and Indigenous business development initiatives and innovations are a large part of our work at Gilkerson Legal.  We assist with legal compliance, Indigenous Land Use agreements, Trustee (Aboriginal) Leases, Trustee (Torres Strait Islander) Leases and other Deed of Grant in Trust land dealings and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander freehold land dealings necessary for implementation of various aspects of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing and the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Infrastructure Delivery.

Current Projects

  • Mer Island Land Transfer to Mer Gedkem Le (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation.
  • Mer Island Social Housing Management Joint Venture Initiative.
  • Saibai Islands Seawalls Project.
  • Torres Strait template ILUA for Regional Infrastructure and Housing Projects.

New Zealand Agency Services

Gilkerson Legal provides legal agency and paralegal support services in Queensland for law firms across New Zealand.

Our paralegal team has extensive experience in New Zealand and the provisions of cross-jurisdictional legal support.  Gabrielle McClelland gained her Legal Executive qualification through the New Zealand Law Society in 2007 and has over 10 years experience in the legal industry including in New Zealand.

Our Legal Projects Coordinator, Hayley Docherty, has a Diploma in Law and Practice from the Institute of Legal Executives in the UK and holds a Diploma in Project Management.

Institute of Public Works Australasia (Queensland Branch)

The Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia has recently changed its name to the Institute of Engineers Australasia in recognition of its growing membership from, and involvement in, the Australasia region.  Gilkerson Legal is a proud supporter of IPWEAQ and its work.

Gilkerson Legal  | Level 24, 12 Creek Street  |  Brisbane QLD 4000
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