Hamish Donovan is an associate in our Litigation Practice Group. He assists on a range of matters relating to commercial disputes, consumer and competition law, intellectual property law and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

    Hamish has worked with clients from a variety of industries and sectors, including transport and logistics, international import/export trading companies and industrial manufacturers.

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    • Assisting with advising a marine pilotage company on the construction of a trust deed to determine if a former employee was entitled to certain payments after leaving the business.
    • Assisting with advising a WA-based medical supplies business on unconscionable conduct provisions under the Australian Consumer Law relating to a debt recovery dispute arising from the supply of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Assisting with the discovery process in relation to a leasing dispute on behalf of a mineral processing and engineering services provider.
    • Assisting with the discovery process in relation to debt recovery proceedings before the Supreme Court on behalf of a solar energy parts importer/supplier.
    • Assisting an industrial products manufacturer and producer in defending proceedings brought by an environmental regulatory agency alleging contraventions of their operating licence conditions.
    • Assisting with providing advice to an internationally based events company on the protection of its intellectual property.
    • Assisting with advising a global food and beverage company on labelling requirements under the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code.
    • Assisting with advising on a commercial leasing dispute on behalf of a client operating a nightclub.
    • Assisting with advising a large Australian construction and land holding corporate group in several legacy proceedings arising from the corporate reconstruction and sale of the parent of the group of entities. The disputes spanned contract law, the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) regime and planning law.

    Education

    • College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2021
    • University of Notre Dame Australia, LL.B., 2020
    • University of Notre Dame Australia, B.A., (Politics and International Relations), 2020

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2021
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