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

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

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  • Defending a manufacturer in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia against charges laid under the Environmental Protection Act.
  • Assisting a manufacturing company in negotiating amendments to its environmental licence and application for works approvals.
  • Advising an entertainment industry company in a dispute regarding passing off and misleading or deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Advising a manufacturing company on compliance with a product recall notice.
  • Acting for a manufacturing company in the District Court of Western Australia in relation to a leasing dispute.
  • Advising an international sporting body in relation to a dispute over intellectual property rights in an international sporting event.
  • Advising an international company on options to commence proceedings against directors of the Australian parent company in a dispute with a foreign subsidiary.
  • Advising and acting for a company in responding to a request for pre-action discovery in a dispute relating to international mining tenements.
  • Advising a property development company over a contractual dispute in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
  • Advising on defamatory comments published online and preparing a concerns notice.
  • Advising an international food service company on compliance with Australian labelling requirements.
  • Advising a foreign company on a contractual dispute in proceedings in the District Court of Queensland.
  • 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, in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
  • Assisting with advising a 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, in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


  • 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


  • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2021

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