Stella Noor

Lawyer, Darwin

Stella Noor joined Ward Keller in December 2017 as a legal secretary and law clerk in the Mining and Resources team gaining experience while completing her law degree at Charles Darwin University.

Admitted in December 2020, Stella now practices in the energy, mining, pastoral, Aboriginal land, native title, associations and corporations area of law within the Energy and Resources division. Stella supports partners and senior lawyers in a wide variety of matters, including commercial property leasing, settlements of pastoral and commercial land sales, due diligence reporting, and legal research and analysis.

Stella enjoys being involved in the firm’s legal work. ‘I find the work incredibly challenging yet thoroughly interesting.’

Born in Paddington NSW, Stella moved to Darwin at the tender age of 14 months and has lived in Darwin all her life. She is also a huge fan of the Carlton Football Club (albeit doesn’t ordinarily proclaim) and is an avid believer that they will make the grand final, one day.

Outside work (if she ever makes it, because she practically ‘lives at the firm’), Stella volunteers for Darwin Community Legal Service providing free legal services to members of the community, and Top End Women’s Legal Service providing free legal advice to women. Stella willing gives her time to these legal clinics because she believes access to justice is important as it is an essential element to the rule of law. Stella also tutors Indigenous law students at Charles Darwin University through its First Nations Student Services Tutorial Support Program.

Stella also loves a good book and occasionally enjoys a well done G&T.

Areas of Law

  • Commercial law
  • Mining, energy and resources
  • Pastoral and agribusiness
  • Native title and Aboriginal land law

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member, Asian Australian Lawyers’ Association (2021)
  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Territory (2021)
  • Member, Northern Territory Young Lawyers Association (2020)
  • Member, Women in Resources (2020)
  • Member, Energy and Resources Law (2020)
  • Member, Young Professional Network (2020)

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