p&e Law have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of local, State and Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage protection laws.
Our cultural heritage expertise allows us to provide a full range of services through the various phases of a project’s development – from due diligence and initial project design including survey to management procedures during construction through to dispute resolution and litigation.
p&e Law advises clients and assist with agreement drafting on all of the necessary elements required to protect and manage cultural heritage associated with development projects. Our experience includes small projects as well as major projects requiring statutory Cultural Heritage Management Plans.
Negotiation and mediation are generally the first steps recommended to resolve disputes except where litigation is necessary. p&e Law brought the first application in Queensland for an injunction under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 to prevent potential damage to Aboriginal sites.