M Watts Legal’s philosophy is to achieve best outcomes in a timely and cost effective manner with a focus on identifying what is important to clients at an early stage.

In the case of disputes, M Watts Legal can effectively manage negotiations and encourages negotiated outcomes where both legal/commercial interests and relationship interests are protected and preserved. In the rare situations where negotiations cannot resolve issues, M Watts Legal can manage litigation in a cost and time effective way, while maintaining sensitivities that often arise when dealing with disputes.

From an early stage, it is important to ensure that clients are given realistic expectations as to negotiation points, process timeframes and likely outcomes. Once armed with this information, M Watts Legal works with clients to achieve tailored solutions.

M Watts Legal’s clients include local and international blue chip mining proponents, junior miners and explorers, petroleum proponents, government authorities, industry representative groups, specialist project developers, pastoralists, Aboriginal representative bodies and traditional owner groups.