Stuart Clague Partner

Stuart is a resources sector specialist. He has many years of experience in advising Australian and international companies on a range of transactions in the resources sector, including M&A, joint ventures, transport and infrastructure agreements and commodity sales arrangements.

Stuart has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating long term high value rail haulage and track access arrangements. He has advised clients on a number of significant rail infrastructure projects.

In addition, Stuart has specialist expertise in Government restructuring projects, having advised Queensland Treasury and the Queensland Water Commission in relation to the reform of the institutional arrangements for urban bulk water supply and transport and distribution and retailing in South East Queensland.


Recognised as a key lawyer in energy and natural resources (transactions and regulatory)
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2021
Recognised in oil and gas, natural resources, government practice, mining, water and energy law
Best Lawyers, since 2016

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Dist), Queensland University of Technology


  • Queensland Law Society

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Queensland Government introduces further mine rehabilitation reforms

Recent amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (EP Act) further reform the mine rehabilitation regime in Queensland.

JWS trusted with Peabody’s sale of Broadmeadow East Coal Project

Peabody and Bowen Coking Coal have executed a binding agreement for the sale of the Broadmeadow East Coal Project, an undeveloped coking coal project located within ML 70257 near Moranbah, Queensland.

New disqualification process for applicants for, and transferees of, Queensland resource tenements

Amendments to the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (MERCP Act) will introduce a new disqualification process for applicants for new resource tenements, and...