Indigenous Organisations Services

Expertise and Experience

Our firm is one of very few in Australia with a depth of expertise in all fields of Indigenous law and with experience across a substantial Indigenous, government and proponent client bases.  We practice across the fields of native title, statutory Indigenous land titles, Aboriginal cultural heritage, other Indigenous interests in land, other land title and land access laws (including mining and energy related statutes), Indigenous corporations and trusts. 

Native Title Representative Bodies and PBCs

Gilkerson Legal provides legal professional and support assistance to native title representative bodies and service providers.  For example, we are the major external legal services provider to the Native Title Office in the Torres Strait Regional Authority (“TSRA”).  It is the representative body for the whole of the Torres Strait region.  Through the TSRA, we assist Prescribed Bodies Corporates on a range of post determination legal matters.  We also act in ongoing native title claims work. We are accustomed to working on a team basis with both representative body and PBC clients and travelling to, and working in, remote communities.  

Practical Solutions

We have a reputation for achieving practical solutions to problems.  Our approach involves careful analysis of law and facts, combined with innovative thinking, to come up with outcomes which address the real issues.  We also have the capability to identify and promote law reform ideas, including policy development and amendments to legislation.

Indigenous Economic Development

We have a passionate belief in the economic development opportunities which Indigenous people should be able to create through native title and other Indigenous interests in land.  Some of those opportunities may be best achieved by working through joint ventures, alliances and other partnerships with industry and government.  Our firm has pioneered many ideas and initiatives in that regard.  We have played a key role in native title and other matters which have already delivered many tens of millions of dollars worth of economic development and commercial outcomes for PBCs, Indigenous businesses and communities.


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