Lucy McGovern

Lucy McGovern

Lucy accepts briefs in a broad range of civil matters, including commercial, construction, equity, contracts, taxation, financial services, intellectual property and trade practices / consumer law.

She has acted on commercial matters in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court and NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

She has appeared in taxation disputes in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court and Administrative Appeals Tribunal on issues including income, payroll, capital gains, and debt recovery.

She has advised and appeared on intellectual property disputes including patent infringement, and trade mark opposition and non-use proceedings, appearing in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, and Trade Marks Office.

Prior to her call to the Bar, Lucy was an Associate in the intellectual property team at MinterEllison, advising on issues including patent, copyright and trade mark infringement, comparative advertising, privacy, product recalls, parallel importation, domain name disputes, franchising and pharmaceuticals and therapeutic goods regulations. On secondment from MinterEllison, she gained experience as an in house counsel at Westpac Banking Corporation and SingTel Optus.

She has experience in contentious and non-contentious matters and has advised clients in diverse industries, including the banking, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications sectors.

Lucy holds a Master of Economics (majoring in Economics and Econometrics), Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English and Philosophy) from the University of Sydney.


Select Cases

Abichandani v Commissioner of Taxation Federal Court NSD 1765/2019

Voxson Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd & Ors Federal Court proceedings NSD 2556 of 2013 and NSD 2436 of 2013

OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Limited (administrators appointed) [2017] NSWSC 21

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