MPS Law increases capacity to deliver national services with local knowledge

MPS Law is thrilled to announce the addition of three legal consultants to increase the delivery of national services

We understand that having experts on the ground is crucial to the delivery of quality services. With an increased client base around the country, MPS Law welcomes Matt Hansen, Ross Mackay and Kai Sinor as consultants to MPS Law.

Matt Hansen is the MPS Law consultant lawyer based in Western Australia. Matt is a Noongar man, with a comprehensive understanding of native title and Aboriginal heritage matters, whilst experienced in commercial and corporate matters. Matt has gained extensive experience working for both indigenous and resource sector clients, having being employed at the South West Land & Sea Council as well as the manager of a legal and indigenous affairs departments at an onshore petroleum explorer and producer, gaining a broad generalist experience in project related advice work. Matt is currently engaged to provide legal advice to both indigenous corporations and resource clients. Matt prides himself on working closely with clients to develop an effective relationship and an improved understanding of the client’s needs to deliver innovative solutions to complex land access problems. Matt can be contacted by email at matt@mpslaw.com.au. 

Ross Mackay is an MPS Law legal consultant based in New South Wales. With almost a decade of experience as a legal practitioner, Ross is experienced in conducting negotiations between traditional owners and resource companies, collecting evidence for native title claims, conducting litigation to protect sites of cultural significance and advising communities seeking to protect their local environment. Ross has worked in the native title representative body system, for commercial law firms and in the not-for-profit sector. Ross is a former Chair and Secretary of the NSW Young Lawyers Environment and Planning Law Committee, and was the Young Lawyers representative to the NSW Law Society Indigenous Issues Committee. He holds a Master of Laws (Mineral Law and Policy) awarded with Distinction, a Master of Philosophy (Law), a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry). Ross can be contacted by email at ross@mpslaw.com.au. 

Kai Sinor is an MPS Law consultant lawyer based in South Australia. Kai is a legal practitioner specialising in regulatory compliance and corporations law, with over eight years experience working across a variety of social justice and regulatory issues, within and outside of Australia.  Kai has a unique understanding of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 which combines insights developed as a legal advisor to Registered Native Title Body Corporates, with experience as a Legal Officer at the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. Kai has managed enforcement activities for the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority, and supported cross-border enforcement activities between regulators in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.  During his time in the UK, Kai also led the investigation of deaths in custody at prisons in England in Wales. Before moving to the UK, Kai worked with the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Australian Agency for International Development, managing projects to strengthen the capacity of public sector governance agencies in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga.

For more information, contact Michael Pagsanjan at michael@mpslaw.com.au