Our Team

Marcus Holmes
Marcus Holmes is the Principal of Land Equity Legal who heads up our Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage team.

Since 1992, Marcus has been acting for resources companies, Aboriginal people, pastoralists, property developers, telecommunications companies and other private developers and State and Local Government as an advisor, negotiator and mediator with respect to Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage protocols and agreements (including Indigenous Land Use Agreements).

Marcus has also been involved with the successful conduct of Federal Court, WA Supreme Court and National Native Title Tribunal hearings and has advised on issues relating to Commonwealth and State Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage law.

He has undertaken due diligence work for corporates and has successfully mediated inter and intra-party dispute resolution.

Marcus is also an experienced mining, environmental and commercial property lawyer.

In 2003, 2012 and 2014, Marcus was nominated as one of WA’s top native title lawyers. He is appointed to the WA State Committee of AMPLA.

Catherine Hogan
Catherine Hogan is a consultant Paralegal at Land Equity Legal, assisting the firm with research and related work.

Catherine completed a Masters in International Law from the Graduate Institute in Geneva in June 2016, with a focus on international human rights law.
Prior to this, she worked as a Legal Officer in the migration litigation team of the Department of Home Affairs in Canberra for two years.
Catherine was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in October 2013 after completing her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University.
She Graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) in 2009.

Sharon May
Sharon MaySharon May is PA to Marcus Holmes and Office Manager.

Sharon is from the UK and has worked mainly in the Media Sector. She has a background in Office Management and Administration.

Sharon assists Land Equity Legal with items such as agreement documentation, research, diary and bookkeeping as well as running the office.

 

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