Darren is a partner in one of our litigation teams and one of our in-house Counsel.
He advises on all aspects of intellectual property, including copyright, trade marks, plant breeder’s rights, passing-off and confidential information.
In Darren’s role as Counsel, he has appeared in numerous Courts and Tribunals including the High, Full Federal, Federal Magistrates Courts; State Courts of Appeal and Supreme Courts, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth), State Administrative Tribunal (WA), Guardianship and Administration Board (WA), Fisheries Objections Tribunal (WA) and Building Disputes Tribunal (WA). Darren also appears at arbitrations and mediations.
Darren works closely with other partners within the firm to ensure cost efficient and effective management of litigation matters and a seamless transition between internal and external counsel.
Darren has significant expertise in relation to the Trade Practices Act (TPA) and Competition and Consumer Act (CCA). He has worked both for and against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in numerous Federal Court actions for breaches of the consumer protection provisions of the TPA/CCA.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section)
- Trade Practices Committee
- Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand
- Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
Awards & Rankings
- Doyles Guide 2016, 2017 - Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution