Staff

Zoe Ramsay is the founding practitioner director of KRED Legal and General Counsel of KRED Enterprises. She has over 17 years pre and post-admission experience in commercial negotiation and litigation. Zoe was the Kimberley Land Council’s senior commercial lawyer in negotiations for the proposed LNG Hub at James Price Point and since 2010 has worked predominantly in the commercial and enterprise development, native title and corporate governance sectors.

Melissa Begg provides the full range of commercial and personal legal services, with unique specialist expertise in intellectual property and technology law. Melissa has also worked extensively in both native title and Aboriginal land rights regimes.

 

Hayley Haas, Director of Arma Legal, is an experienced legal practitioner whose areas of practice include complex commercial dispute resolution and human rights advocacy. In her time working with Arma Legal, Hayley has run successful Full Federal Court litigation, setting a new precedent for the protection of native title parties’ rights under the Native Title Act 1993. Hayley has also negotiated high benchmarks in cultural heritage protection and achieved strong commercial outcomes for native title parties faced with resource development in the Kimberley.

Katie O'Rourke has worked extensively in Native Title, environmental law, heritage law, Indigenous governance and community engagement. She has a broad background in statutory regulation and administrative policy co-ordination, community based project design and development and implementation of heritage policy.


 

Annette Heininger is an experienced legal practitioner with a focus in corporate risk and governance, commercial law, contract law, and administrative law. She has a wealth of experience in many areas, including legislative review and amendment, regulatory regimes and enforcement (especially licencing), government procurement contracts, and policy and procedure. Annette has also held the position of Secretariat on a NSW Government Department’s Audit and Risk Committee.

John Edwards is an experienced lawyer with over 20 years experience including 8 years as legal manager for an ASX Top 50 mining company. He has worked on mine development project teams, native title negotiations, land access and commercial and corporate issues.