Emma Farnell

Senior Associate

Emma Farnell is a member of Ward Keller’s commercial division, where she practises in the resources and energy sector and undertakes general commercial and property transactions.

In the resources and energy sector, Emma acts for explorers and extractive miners on a range of matters, including providing advice on Northern Territory regulation and land access issues.

Emma also works closely with a number of incorporated associations in the NT, including the Extractive Industry Association of the Northern Territory, which she assists in making submissions on proposed legislative reform.

She also provides pro bono assistance to other community organisations, such as advising the Darwin Community Legal Service about updating its constitution.

Emma grew up in Darwin, where she completed her primary and high school years. She completed her degrees in law and arts at the Australian National University in Canberra, before returning to Darwin and joining Ward Keller in 2010.

Emma was awarded her Masters of Laws (Legal Practice) from the Australian National University in 2012.

Areas of Law

  • property and commercial
  • mining and resources
  • environmental law & regulation
  • native title and Aboriginal land
  • pastoral
  • stamp duty

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Masters of Laws (Legal Practice), Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Northern Territory (2010)
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners (2010)
  • President of the Northern Territory Young Lawyers.

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