Sally is a corporate lawyer specialising in mining deals, mineral rights, and the financing, permitting, development and operation of mineral projects, in the UK and internationally (Australia, Germany, Zimbabwe). Previously with Slaughter and May in London, she moved to the South West and has been based in Cornwall since 2011 and is based in our Truro office.
Sally read law at Cambridge University and holds both the undergraduate MA and post-graduate LLM degrees. She qualified in December 1980.
She currently advises a number of mining companies with various international projects. Since moving to Cornwall she has also been part of the recent renaissance in mineral exploration and development in the UK, and for example advises Wolf Minerals (ASX): tungsten/tin mine Drakelands in Devon; Strongbow Exploration (TSX_V): South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall (acquisition of mine from administration; mineral rights deal with Cornish Lithium Limited); and Cornwall Resources Limited (JV of New Age Exploration Limited (ASX) and Strategic Mineral Resources plc (TSX_V): Redmoor tin and tungsten project, Cornwall.
During her career in private practice she has also worked with Rio Tinto, Woodside Petroleum and various junior mining companies. She also recently worked for one year as the inhouse legal counsel for Anglo Saxony Mining Limited, an exploration company whose Tellerhauser project in Saxony, Germany (tin/indium) was formerly a Soviet Union uranium mine.
Her experience covers a wide range of corporate activity and documentation including for example structuring finance deals, security and bonding, acquisitions and disposals, IPOs, JVs, mining leases and licences, shareholder agreements, corporate governance, operational and commercial contracts including drilling contracts, surface access, mineral rights, permitting, and liaison with governmental bodies and NGOs.