Charlie Martel

Consultant, Alice Springs

Charlie Martel joined Ward Keller in October 2017.

He was raised on a sheep and wheat property in central west NSW and completed his law degree in 1997. Prior to joining Ward Keller, Charlie was a partner of HWL Ebsworth (and its predecessor firms Cridlands MB and Morgan Buckley) and before that was a solicitor in the Agribusiness team at Clayton Utz in Perth.

Charlie now lives in Gippsland in Victoria, operating a beef cattle enterprise and working full time for Ward Keller. He works from home and regularly travels to the Northern Territory.

Charlie’s primary interest is in agribusiness. ‘I act predominately in the agribusiness and food space but I also have a general commercial practice in energy and resources, hospitality, liquor licensing and gaming’, he said.

Charlie has found very happy and helpful staff at his new firm. ‘The people at Ward Keller seem to be happy at work’, he said. ‘It’s not something you see in every workplace, so that has been refreshing.’

After hours, Charlie is busy running cattle and chasing children. ‘We have four kids, and they keep us pretty busy’, he said. ‘We also love camping, skiing, footy—anything outdoors.’

Areas of Law

  • Agribusiness and food
  • Commercial law
  • Energy and resources
  • Aviation and airport management
  • Transport and logistics
  • Building and property development
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor licensing
  • Gaming

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Economics,University of New England(1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New England (1997)
  • Articles of Clerkship, Law Society of Western Australia (2001)
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner in Western Australia (2001) and the Northern Territory (2004)
  • Public Notary (2010)
  • Member, Law Society of NT
  • Non-seed potato grower director of AUSPICA (Australian Seed Potato Industry Certification Authority)

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