28 July 2010

The most comprehensive postgraduate mining law course in Queensland, presented by 20 of Australia’s leading mining lawyers, is being offered by UQ next month.

The four-day intensive postgraduate course, Mining & Natural Resources Law, will be offered in Brisbane by UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law from Thursday, 26 August, to Sunday, 29 August.

The course will be delivered by senior lawyers from Minter Ellison, whose energy and resources practice is one of the largest in Australia.

Minter Ellison partner, Mr Simon Scott, said the course would provide an overview of recent changes to the laws affecting the mining and natural resources sectors.

“This course will give participants a unique insight into the commercial realities impacting Australia’s dynamic mining and natural resources sector," Mr Scott said.

“We will also look closely at the legal regime within which the sector operates, at how to navigate the complex laws that regulate it, the challenges of alternative energy resources and climate change.”

Mr Scott said that throughout the four-day course Minter Ellison lawyers would use case studies, drawing on their practical experience of working with clients on key issues impacting on their business.

“The lawyers presenting the Mining & Natural Resources Law course have years of experience working with multi-national clients.”

“Many of the presenters are acknowledged as the best in their field – like Mark Carkeet, a preeminent Australian energy and resources lawyer, Ian Briggs, one of Australia’s best construction lawyers and Denis Gately, one of Australia's best known mining, oil and gas lawyers.”

Mining and Natural Resources Law (LAWS7850) is part of UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law Master of Laws program and may also be studied non-award or as a Continuing Professional Development course in Semester 2, 2010. Late applications close on Monday 16 August.

For further information visit http://www.law.uq.edu.au/LAWS7850

Lynda Flower, School of Law Marketing, 07 3365 2523, l.flower@law.uq.edu.au
Maria Nadalin, Minter Ellison Communications, 07 3119 6179, maria.nadalin@minterellison.com