matthew pudovskis

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0400 411 745

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Areas of practice


Contractual disputes
Mining and resources
Native title


State offences
Crimes against the person
Financial fraud
White collar and corporate crime

Commonwealth offences
Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences


Constitutional law

Environmental planning
Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
Environmental and planning offences
Local government
Merit appeal

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Judicial review and administrative law
Merit review
Native title
Privacy/freedom of information


Matthew Pudovskis practices in commercial and public law, including administrative and criminal law.  He specialises in land access, including native title, mining and petroleum law, Aboriginal/cultural heritage, environmental and planning law.

Matthew commenced practice at Blake Dawson Waldron in 2005 where he worked primarily in land access.  He joined the State Solicitor’s Office in 2007 where he was a member of the native title and State lands practice group.  Matthew had a broad practice including acting for the State government in the resolution of native title claims and judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia; advising a range of government departments on native title, mining and petroleum, Aboriginal heritage, and environmental law; helping negotiate and draft Indigenous Land Use Agreements; appearing in the National Native Title Tribunal; and acting in relation to criminal matters in the Magistrate’s Court and Supreme Court of Western Australia (single judge appeals).

Matthew has degrees in science and law from the University of Western Australia, with first class honours in each.  He has a Master of Laws from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).  He is the author of the Lexis Nexis “Native Title – Foreign Jurisdictions” guidecard.



Date of admission: 2006

Qualifications: BSc (Env) (Hons) (WAust), LLB (Hons), LLM (BrCol)


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