DAVID SHAVIN Q.C.
A. FORMAL PARTICULARS
(a) Born Australia: 22 November, 1952
(i) Qualified for the degree of B.Ec. at Monash University;
(ii) Qualified for the degree of LL.B. (Hons.) at Monash
(c) Articles: Ellison Hewison & Whitehead (Mr. David Jones (later Judge Jones): 1976.
(d) Admitted to practice:
(i) as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria: 1 March, 1977
(ii) as a barrister in New South Wales 6 November 1981;
(iii) as a lawyer of the National Court of the Independent State of Papua and New Guinea: 11 May, 1989;
(iv) as a barrister in Queensland: 7 October, 1991;
(v) as a lawyer registered to practice as a barrister sole in the Dominion of New Zealand: 15 June 1994; and
(vi) as a Barrister and Solicitor in Tasmania: 2 October 1995
(e) Signed the Roll of Counsel of the Victorian Bar: 4 May, 1978
(f) Read in the Chambers of A. H. Goldberg (now Justice Goldberg of the Federal Court) for four months until his departure overseas and then in the Chambers of P. R. Jordan for two months.
(g) Took silk:
a. in Victoria: November 1993;
b. in New Zealand: August 1994; and
c. in New South Wales: November 1994;
(h) Chambers Address: c/o Clerk D, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 Williams Street Melbourne.
(i) Telephone: Chambers 03 9225 7970; mobile 0414 232 991
B. PRACTICE PARTICULARS
(a) Principal areas of practice both at first instance and in the appellate jurisdiction of the Court, over the last 30 years have been Intellectual Property (particularly Patents, Trade Marks and Designs, with some Copyright matters); Trade Practices, especially substantial cases involving market power and competition issues (particularly in, but not limited to, telecommunications markets), confidential information, consumer protection, administrative review and substantial commercial matters.
(b) Since 1994, in addition to practicing in the Federal Court throughout the Eastern and Southern States, practice has extended to New Zealand, particularly in Patent and Commerce Act (abuse of market power) matters
(c) A number of the proceedings over the last 15 years have involved leading and organising substantial teams of up to 3 silks and multiple juniors under significant time constraints
C. LAW REFORM AND LEGAL EDUCATION
(a) lectured with Professors Baxt, Brunt, Officer and Fels between 1983 and 1989 in the post-graduate interdisciplinary Masters’ Program, conducted by the Faculties of Law, Economics and Administration at Monash University in Advanced Restrictive Trade Practices and with Professor Brunt between 1990 and 1995 in a similar post graduate course conducted by the Faculty of Law, the Graduate School of Management and the Faculty of Economics, at the University of Melbourne.
(b) For approximately 25 years a member of each of the Trade Practices Committee, the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section, and for about 10 years a member of each of the Federal Court Practice Liaison Committee and the Federal Magistrates Court Liaison Committee of the General Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia and since 1999.
(c) Work on the Federal Court Liaison Committee included leading the Case Management Review Project.
(d) Work with members of the legal profession in New Zealand on the form of the Commerce Act 1986 (NZ). At the request of the Commissioner of Patents undertook substantial work on the settling of the regulations to the Patents Act 1990 and gave evidence to the Industrial Property Advisory Committee.
(c) For some years the Restrictive Trade Practices editor of the Australian Business Law Review and for two years the Trade Practices Section Editor of the Annual Survey of Law edited by Professor Baxt and Gretchen Kewley.