Gavin is a senior lawyer with extensive experience acting in complex disputes and class actions. He has represented domestic and international clients in federal and state courts, royal commissions and international arbitrations.

Class Actions

  • Defending Monsanto (the makers of Roundup herbicide) in a class action alleging that exposure to Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Defending a Queensland government-owned corporation in a class action arising out of the 2011 Queensland floods alleging that improper operation of flood mitigation dams exacerbated flooding in the Brisbane area.
  • Defending the State of Victoria in a class action arising out of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

Disputes, Investigations + Royal Commissions

  • Acting for a major telecommunications provider in an investigation in relation to a representative privacy complaint made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
  • Acting for one of Australia’s largest residential aged care providers in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
  • Acting for a ‘Big 4’ bank in relation to ASIC investigations arising out of the Financial Services Royal Commission.
  • Acting for an ASX-listed company in relation to a high-profile ASIC investigation of alleged breaches of continuous disclosure obligations. The investigation was overlaid by the significant risk of shareholder class actions.
  • Acting for a French events contractor in a dispute with the Organising Committee of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Areas of Expertise
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cyber, Privacy + Data Security
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Investigations + Inquiries
  • LitigateSMART

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Energy, Mining + Power
  • Financial Institutions + Services
  • Manufacturing + Consumer Goods
  • Technology + Cyber

Professional Affiliations
  • Queensland Law Society