Sally is a corporate finance lawyer and mining consultant, specialising in mining deals, mineral rights, and the financing, permitting, development and operation of mineral projects, in the UK and internationally (Australia, Canada, Germany, West Africa). Previously with Slaughter and May in London, she moved to the South West and has been based full time in Cornwall, UK, since 2011. Sally is a consultant to Stephens Scown LLP.
Sally read law at Cambridge University and holds both the undergraduate MA and post-graduate LLM degrees. She qualified in December 1980.
As well as advising a number of mining companies with various international projects, she is also part of the current renaissance in mineral exploration and development in Cornwall. For example Sally advises Cornish Metals (TSX_V/AIM: CUSN): South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall. Sally advised on the Cornish Metals AIM listing and oversubscribed fundraising of GBP 8.2 million which completed in February 2021. She has also completed in March 2021 three further commercial transactions for Cornish Metals which give the Group further important property and exploration rights. Sally also advises Cornwall Resources Limited: 100% owned by Strategic Mineral Resources plc (TSX_V): Redmoor tin and tungsten project, Cornwall.
In addition, Sally is advancing the high grade tin/copper project The Great Wheal Vor Project in the Mining District of Breage, Cornwall, through her own company Cornish Tin Limited.
During her career in private practice she has also worked with Rio Tinto, Woodside Petroleum and various junior mining companies. She also 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. She serves as adviser on UK mineral rights to the Critical Minerals Association.
Sally has presented papers on mining and mineral rights to various bodies including the EU research body MINATURA, and the World Association of Mining Lawyers.