Rachael King




Rachael is a skilled disputes practitioner with experience across a wide range of sectors, jurisdictions and processes. In addition to acting in complex commercial disputes (both instructing and as counsel), Rachael has advised on legislative drafting, interpretation and validity across a number of sectors including agriculture, aged care and health. She has acted for government and non-government parties in judicial review and merits review proceedings and has experience prosecuting regulatory offences and acting for targets of regulatory investigations.

Rachael is recognised in Best Lawyers and is ranked in the Legal 500’s Australia and New Zealand Arbitration Powerlist.

Rachael holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge where she was a Cambridge Trusts scholar, specialising in public international law and international disputes.

Key deals

Regulatory investigation

Responding to regulatory investigation concerning potential breaches of the Environmental Protection Act and Aboriginal Heritage Act.

Commodity price arbitration

Advising on the price review process, preparing a claim and briefing experts in a commodity pricing arbitration.

Alternative energy disputes

Advising in relation to issues arising from design, supply and installation of components for hydrogen projects.

Gas supply take or pay obligations

Acting as junior counsel in an arbitration for a resources company in relation to the imposition by the power supplier of take or pay obligations with respect to gas.

Power supply to mine processing facility arbitration

Acting in two arbitrations related to alleged breach of design, construction and operation standards with respect to power station and transmission infrastructure as well as alleged breaches of obligations to provide reliable power supply.

The Pilbara Infrastructure

Acting in Supreme Court proceedings on behalf of The Pilbara Infrastructure in relation to the termination of a power purchase agreement.

Primero Group Ltd

Acting in adjudication and Supreme Court proceedings in Western Australia and South Australia in relation to disputes about the construction of a power station.

Alleged trade agreement breach dispute

Advising on alleged breaches of ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand fair trade agreement.