Castledine Gregory Law and Mediation

The Team

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Graham Castledine
Partner
g.castledine@cglawmediation.com.au

Principal areas of practice

  • Native title and Aboriginal heritage
  • Planning, local government and environmental law
  • Administrative law and regulatory issues
  • Negotiation and mediation

Overview of professional experience
Graham Castledine was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1987. Since then, he has advised and represented clients in a variety of areas including commercial disputes, administrative law, local government and town planning, environmental dispute, native title and Aboriginal heritage issues. His experience includes appearing for clients in the High Court, Federal Court, Supreme Court of WA, the Native Title Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and State Administrative Tribunal.

Graham has represented parties in a variety of mediations, and has conducted numerous successful mediations since becoming a LEADR-accredited mediator in 2005. He is a member of the Resolution Institute and the ADR committee of the Law Society, and has experience as a co presenter of the UWA Law School short intensive course on negotiation and mediation. Graham is also accredited under the newly established National Mediator Accreditation System.

Mark Gregory
Partner
m.gregory@cglawmediation.com.au

Principal areas of practice

  • Native title and Aboriginal heritage
  • Public law, government and local government law
  • Resources law including mining tenements
  • Planning law, land compensation, building, environment and project development law

Overview of professional experience
Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in various aspects of public law, native title and resources law. During the 1990s, Mark spent four years working with the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA working on Western Australia’s first litigated native title claim and advising his clients on Aboriginal heritage and negotiating mining agreements.

In 1998 Mark joined a national law firm, later becoming a partner and heading the Perth native title and local government practices. His practice is focused on the land access needs of his clients, including advising clients on complex government approvals processes; assisting clients to obtain necessary land tenure and mining tenements; and dealing with compulsory acquisition matters. Mark’s skills are in helping his clients optimise the value of their property assets through the complex web of planning, native title, Mining Act and other legal regimes which govern access to land and the use and development of property.

Where his preferred approach of negotiation and mediation proves unsuccessful, Mark also litigates in the State Administrative Tribunal, National Native Title Tribunal, Federal Court, Supreme Court and other courts and tribunals.

Mark holds a combined degree in Arts and Law from the University of Tasmania (1991)

Maria Lamattina
Special Counsel
m.lamattina@cglawmediation.com.au

Principal areas of practice

• Commercial law and negotiations
• Administrative law and human rights
• Corporate law and governance for private, public, not-for-profit entities and Aboriginal corporations
• Native title and Aboriginal heritage
• Regulatory law, including the regulation of electricity networks and gas pipelines
• Energy, resources, infrastructure and construction law
• Dispute resolution.

Overview of professional experience

Maria Lamattina is a barrister and solicitor with twelve years of experience in providing advice and representation to clients in the areas of corporate, commercial, administrative, energy, resources and construction law, including local and State governments, regional councils and government-owned corporations. Maria has worked in private practice and as in-house counsel and company secretary for an ASX-listed oil gas explorer with international operations. Maria has a proven background as an advocate in a range of dispute resolution settings including negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and litigation in various Tribunals and State and Federal Courts. Maria has worked locally and internationally and is skilled in working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Since joining Castledine Gregory in 2010, Maria has continued to advise on and negotiate commercial agreements in a range of areas relevant to her energy, resources and construction expertise. Maria has applied her corporate and commercial knowledge to the native title and Aboriginal heritage areas acting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, resource and energy companies, prescribed bodies corporate and the State government. Maria advises entities such as gas pipeline owners and electricity transmission network service providers on regulatory law and third party access issues. Maria also advises various entities including corporations, Aboriginal corporations and incorporated associations on governance matters and has served on the Boards of not-for-profit associations.

Maria is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. Maria has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch University, a Masters in Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors ‘Company Directors Course’. Maria is also a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, Women Lawyers of Western Australia, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the Society of Construction Law.

Emily Wilson
Lawyer
e.wilson@cglawmediation.com.au

Principal areas of practice

  • Native title and Aboriginal heritage
  • Planning, environment and administrative law
  • Local government
  • Resources, energy and construction
  • Dispute resolution

Overview of professional experience

Emily graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and was admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in February 2014.

Since joining Castledine Gregory, Emily has represented and advised native title parties, energy and resource companies, local governments, regulated entities such as gas pipeline owners and electricity network service providers, and private landowners in the areas of native title and Aboriginal heritage, energy, resources and construction, planning and environment, dispute resolution, and regulatory and administrative law.

Emily commenced employment with Castledine Gregory as a law clerk in 2012. During her studies, Emily worked in community legal centres, in State government and in several other private law firms and gained experience in the areas of mental health and human rights law, dispute resolution and prosecutions.

Emily is a former student editor of the UWA Law Review and has published articles in the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal and the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy.

Elyse Loughton
Lawyer
e.wilson@cglawmediation.com.au

Principal areas of practice

  • Public law
  • Administrative law
  • Dispute resolution

Overview of professional experience

Elyse has over 3 years’ experience in providing advice and representation to clients in the areas of public and administrative law, civil law and migration law. Prior to joining Castledine Gregory, Elyse worked for the Office of the Information Commissioner where she gained extensive experience in Freedom of Information law.

Elyse has also completed nationally accredited mediator training and is now completing her Masters of Laws at the University of Melbourne specialising in public and international law.

 

Kate Castledine
Office Manager and Facilitator
k.castledine@cglawmediation.com.au

Overview of professional experience
Kate initially trained for and worked as a registered nurse at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She then worked for 5 years as a presenter in schools for the AWCH WA Hospital Familiarisation Program and then spent 5 years as the office co-ordinator for the program. She has since continued as a committee member of AWCHWA and National Board member for AWCH. Kate also worked briefly as the office manager for CASE for Refugees (Community Legal Centre).

Since 2006 Kate has been the Office Manager at Castledine Legal & Mediation Services, and at Castledine Gregory. She has completed the LEADR mediation training course and has worked as a facilitator in the Catholic Church’s Towards Healing program. Apart from her Diploma in Nursing she has a Bachelor of Arts and has completed a TAFE course in community services as part of her training as a current emergency relief volunteer with Anglicare.

Karen Stead
Administrator
k.stead@cglawmediation.com.au

Overview of professional experience
Karen graduated with a Degree in Environmental and Geographical Science, and has 20 years administrative and business experience from a variety of industries both within Australia and overseas.