Michael Hunt is a Consultant with the firm and has practised mining and petroleum law in Perth for over 40 years. He established Hunt & Humphry as a specialist project law firm in 1996, and in 2017 merged with HopgoodGanim Lawyers.
Michael has extensive experience consulting for the mining, petroleum, exploration and infrastructure industries to both government and non-government clients, nationally and internationally.
He is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading mining lawyer and his expertise is applauded by a long list of legal publications including Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019 where he as referred to as Senior Statesmen in mining and resources law.
He is a former national President and founding member of AMPLA. His writings include the book ‘Mining Law in Western Australia’ (the fourth edition of which has sold out and a fifth edition has now been published in 2016), the “Energy and Resources” volume of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and the book Minerals and Petroleum Laws of Australia (which is a comprehensive review of all onshore and offshore petroleum and mining laws throughout Australia).
Michael consults to many of our clients in relation to projects in emerging markets including Africa, Asia, PNG and the Solomon Islands.
In addition to his legal career, Michael has held board roles for more than 30 years on a significant number of junior exploration and mining companies listed in Australia and overseas.