William Oxby Partner

William is an environment and planning lawyer with over 20 years’ experience specialising in native title advisory and dispute work.

He acts for clients to procure environmental, planning, mining and other regulatory approvals required for developing and expanding major energy, resources, renewables and infrastructure projects. William also assists on the negotiation of Indigenous land use agreements and the acquisition of land affected by native title; prepare cultural heritage surveys; and secure cultural heritage approvals.

William is a trusted advisor to his clients in the development, acquisition and disposal of energy, resources and infrastructure projects throughout Australia. William’s clients include both the private sector as well as State and Commonwealth government agencies.


Career & qualifications


  • Law Society of Queensland

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