Rebecca Heath represents clients in a wide range of disputes in various courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediation. She provides strategic advice on rights and liabilities and the management of risk and potential disputes. Her practice includes general commercial litigation, environmental and other regulatory investigations and prosecutions, assistance with administrative law issues and competition and consumer protection issues (including ACCC authorisations, clearances and investigations).

    Rebecca has acted for clients in a wide variety of industry sectors including mining, energy and resources, real estate and commercial property, financial services, manufacturing, retail, technology, entertainment, construction, infrastructure and government.

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    • Acting for mining and exploration companies in various proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to tenement purchase and tenement interest disputes.
    • Acting in the Supreme Court of South Australia for a services company in a dispute regarding a share purchase agreement and related to the calculation of EBITDA and net assets.
    • Acting for an electricity generator in various disputes, including relating to construction projects, intellectual property and system upgrades.
    • Acting for a website design company in Federal Court proceedings relating to performance of a website design contract.
    • Acting in various Supreme Court proceedings for contractors seeking to recover, or defending claims for, monies for works performed to construct mining construction camps.
    • Acting for the operator of a retirement village in Supreme Court of WA proceedings for rectification of a Memorial and termination of a retirement village scheme.
    • Advising a manufacturing company in the recovery of loss and damage arising from the negligence of its tax advisor and accountant.
    • Acting for a statutory redevelopment authority in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in a dispute regarding a four hectare development.
    • Acting in a SIAC international arbitration regarding oil reserves and various royalty and other payments.
    • Acting in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory appealing stamp duty assessments made on an amalgamation of two Canadian companies under Canadian law.
    • Acting in various statutory demand proceedings in the Supreme Court of WA.
    • Successfully defending a manufacturer in the Magistrates Court of WA against charges laid under the Environmental Protection Act, and acting in subsequent civil proceedings to recover losses from the contractor involved.
    • Acting for the RSPCA in the Magistrates Court of WA prosecuting animal cruelty charges.
    • Advising clients in various industries whether proposed or past agreements and conduct would constitute cartel conduct, exclusive dealing, exclusionary provisions or otherwise infringe the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, such as single price provisions, and assisting with obtaining authorisations where required (see for example Authorisations A91342 & A91343).

    Education

    • The University of Western Australia, B.A., LL.B., 2008

    Courts

    • High Court of Australia
    • Supreme Court of Western Australia

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Secretary of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (WA Chapter).
    • Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (ARC and PD Committees).
    • Won the 2012 Legal People Future Star award from Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

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