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Lachlan Chapman

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Lachlan is a litigator within the Commodities team at HFW Australia. He has a particular interest in regulatory, agriculture and consumer-law disputes. He has been with HFW since his university days, before joining the firm in earnest in early-2020. Lachlan has advised clients in a variety of jurisdictions and forums, including the WA Supreme Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Court and arbitration conducted under the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth).

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Lachlan is a litigator within the Commodities team at HFW Australia. He has a particular interest in regulatory, agriculture and consumer-law disputes. He has been with HFW since his university days, before joining the firm in earnest in early-2020. Lachlan has advised clients in a variety of jurisdictions and forums, including the WA Supreme Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Court and arbitration conducted under the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth).

Lachlan's recent experience includes advising on:

  • Defence of proceedings brought against the managing director of a WA-based mining company in relation to alleged contraventions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
  • An application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in relation to the revocation of an export license by the regulator. 
  • Defence of proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court brought against an engineering firm based on alleged breaches of s 232 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), s 18 of the Australian Consumer Law and a shareholders agreement.
  • A Constitutional matter in the Perth Magistrates Court, and subsequently, the WA Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Perth WA 6000 Australia

Office Telephone: +61 (0)8 9422 4700
Office Fax: +61 (0)8 9422 4777

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