Sally Yang
Gonzalo Castro
Nimrod Amanuel
Henry Mitchell
Law Graduate
Jiashu Wang
Law Graduate
Rachel Stower
Chris Lin
Eamonn Carpenter

Stephanie Patterson

Special Counsel

Stephanie is a specialist energy and resources lawyer based in Perth. Stephanie has more than 10 years’ experience advising publicly listed entities, private companies and individuals on a broad range of issues affecting the exploration and mining industry in Australia.

Stephanie has extensive experience in project acquisition and divestment, project development, Mining Act compliance, services and supply contracts, consultancy agreements, farm-in and joint venture arrangements, mineral sharing arrangements, due diligence and preparation of independent solicitor’s reports.

Stephanie regularly advises exploration and mining clients in respect of land access issues, particularly in respect of private land, pastoral leases, infrastructure tenure, native title, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Reserves.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Stephanie worked at Lawton Macmaster Legal and Gilbert + Tobin.


Energy and Resources; Project Acquisition and Divestment; Commercial Contracts; Resource Transaction Structuring; Land Access

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Health Science – University of Western Australia
  • Admitted to practice in Western Australia


  • Advised Cyprium Metals Limited on the acquisition of the Nifty Copper Mine, Maroochydore Copper Project and Paterson Exploration Project from Metals X Limited for A$60m.
  • Advised Future Metals Limited on the acquisition of the Panton project from Panoramic Resources Limited for A$15m.
  • Advised Flinders Mines Limited in relation to its incorporated joint venture with the BBI Group in respect of the Pilbara Iron Ore Project.
  • Advised the receivers of Black Oak Minerals Limited in the sale of the Marda Gold Project.
  • Advised Artemis Resources Limited on the farm-out of several projects to Novo Resources Corp worth approximately A$25m.
  • Advised Kairos Minerals Limited in respect of its Pilbara Gold Project.
  • Advised Future Metals NL in respect of the acquisition of the Panton Project.
  • Prepared numerous Independent Solicitor’s Reports for companies listing on the ASX, including for Calidus Resources Limited, Cooper Metals Limited, Bindi Metals Limited, Coolabah Metals Limited and Parabellum Resources Limited.