Colin Lockhart

Counsel. Perth.

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Colin Lockhart

Recognised nationally as a leading authority on the law of misleading or deceptive conduct, Colin is the author of the only Australian text focussed solely on the subject, The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, now in its fourth edition.

He has experience acting as counsel in significant disputes, including expert determinations and arbitrations, particularly in relation to energy and resources and infrastructure.

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Recognised nationally as a leading authority on the law of misleading or deceptive conduct, Colin is the author of the only Australian text focussed solely on the subject, The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, now in its fourth edition.

He has experience acting as counsel in significant disputes, including expert determinations and arbitrations, particularly in relation to energy and resources and infrastructure.

Colin is also regularly called upon by commercial clients in relation to competition, access and regulatory matters.

Colin has also lectured on misleading and deceptive conduct at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in addition to teaching contract law, intellectual property and competition law as well as International Commercial Arbitration and International Business Law at the UWA Graduate School of Management.

“Very clearly articulates the issues” Mining client
Colin Lockhart

Colin's Expertise

  • Gas interruption dispute Advised on major disputes such as claims by Alcoa against Harriet Joint Venture partners for damages for interruption to gas supply arising out of the Varanus Island explosion and the prosecution of HJV parties for alleged failure to maintain gas pipelines.
  • Performance bond dispute Acted for ONGC, one of the largest Indian oil companies, in the Full Federal Court its dispute with Clough Engineering, concerning whether the calling of a performance bond was unconscionable conduct.
  • Electricity access dispute Advised Newmont on all of its access disputes in relation to the WA electricity grid, including a number of Supreme Court proceedings.
  • Electricity sales agreement dispute Acted for major Australian hydro electricity generator regarding dispute under electricity sales agreement.
  • Corporate advisory fee dispute Acted for a major Western Australian mining company in its dispute regarding fees due under a corporate advisory contract, including acting as junior counsel in an expert determination of the dispute.
  • International arbitration Acted for a major international mining company in its dispute concerning its purchase of a WA mine, including acting in WA Court of Appeal proceedings concerning the scope of an arbitration clause and the making of interim orders to support arbitration.
  • Farm out dispute Acting for oil and gas company in dispute regarding farm out agreement.
  • Water supply dispute Acting for a major Western Australian mining company in a dispute concerning access to water supplies.

What others say

  • “This is an exceptional text. For practitioners in the area of misleading and deceptive conduct I know of nothing better. For academics and students researching in the area, it will be a resource routinely accessed.” Review of Colin’s text: The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct
  • “An excellent job as always, Colin very clearly articulates the issues” Mining client
  • “Colin is a natural educator and was able to explain complex legal principles in a simple and easy to digest manner” Misleading conduct seminar attendee

Colin's Thinking

  • The International Arbitration Review 2017: Australia Chapter 21 September 2017
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth has contributed to the eighth edition of The International Arbitration Review 2017, an annual guide to international commercial and investment arbitration in the most significant jurisdictions worldwide.
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  • The International Arbitration Review 2015 19 August 2015
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth has contributed to the sixth edition of The International Arbitration Review (Law Business Research Ltd, 2015), an annual guide to international commercial and investment arbitration in the most significant jurisdictions worl
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Colin's Leadership

  • UWA Law School Lecturer - contract law, intellectual property, misleading conduct law, international business law and competition law
  • UWA Graduate School of Management Lecturer - international commercial arbitration and international business law
  • The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, Lexis Nexis, 4th edition, 2014 Author
  • Misleading or Deceptive Conduct Issues and Trends, Federation Press, 1996 Editor
  • ‘Australia’ in International Arbitration Review, Law Business Research, 2013 Joint Author
  • Law Society of WA Member