Philip Hunter has been a partner since 1996 and advises on liability claims in the marine, aviation and road transport sectors including claims arising from cargo or property damage, crew, third party and passenger injuries and regulatory compliance. Philip also advises on contracts of carriage, charter parties and related disputes.
Philip is also a prominent native title practitioner who has assisted and advised native title representative bodies, registered native title bodies corporate, native title holders, native title claimants and Commonwealth and State Government agencies on native title and cultural heritage law since 1994. Philip has been involved in many high profile native title cases – including the successful High Court appeals for the Wik Peoples and Waanyi Peoples in 1996 – and has assisted in the negotiation of numerous consent determinations of native title and indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs), native title agreements and cultural heritage management plans (CHMPs) for major resource and infrastructure projects.
Philip has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Native Title Law by Chambers Global and was named as the ‘Market Leader’ in Native Title Law by Doyle’s Guide. Philip has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Native Title Law in Best LawyersTM Australia 2019 edition. He is also recognised in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Transportation Law, Trade Law and Shipping and Maritime Law.
Philip’s experience includes advising: