Ben Gauntlett

Bar Roll: 2014 Admitted: 2008
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Ben has a broad legal practice which includes administrative law, arbitration, commercial law, competition and consumer law, as well as Federal and State taxation.  He is a member of the Victorian Bar and the Western Australian Bar and is an interstate member of Francis Burt Chambers in Perth.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Ben worked at Freehills for four years in Dispute Resolution, as an Associate to The Honourable Justice Kenneth Hayne AC at the High Court of Australia (2012-2013) and as Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth (2013-2014).  Ben is also an Honorary Fellow of UWA Law School.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

ArbitrationBanking & FinanceCommercialCompetitionConstructionCorporationsEquity & TrustsInsolvencyJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationProfessional NegligencePropertyRegulatoryTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

QUALIFICATIONS:

B.Com; LLB (Hons) (UWA); LLM (NYU); D.Phil (Oxon)

Ben holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Australia ("UWA"), where he completed his Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees and was ranked first out of 192 graduating Law students. Ben won a number of academic prizes at UWA including the HCF Keall Prize for the highest marks in the final year of the law degree and the Frank Edward Parsons Memorial Prize in Law for most outstanding characteristics of leadership and service. He was also a member of the UWA Philip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Team that finished first in Australia and runner up in the World Finals in Washington DC. At a post-graduate level, Ben has completed a Master of Laws from New York University (as a Hauser Global Scholar) focusing on Corporate and Competition Law, where he won the Betty Bock Prize for Competition Policy, and a D.Phil. in Law from the University of Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar). 

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Honorary Fellow of UWA Law School, Tax Institute;
Member of the Tax Bar Association;
Member of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria;
Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law;
Member of the Commonwealth DPP Junior Counsel Panel;
Holder of negative vetting 2 security clearance.

Ben Gauntlett

Bar Roll: 2014 Admitted: 2008
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Profile

Ben has a broad legal practice which includes administrative law, arbitration, commercial law, competition and consumer law, as well as Federal and State taxation.  He is a member of the Victorian Bar and the Western Australian Bar and is an interstate member of Francis Burt Chambers in Perth.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Ben worked at Freehills for four years in Dispute Resolution, as an Associate to The Honourable Justice Kenneth Hayne AC at the High Court of Australia (2012-2013) and as Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth (2013-2014).  Ben is also an Honorary Fellow of UWA Law School.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

ArbitrationBanking & FinanceCommercialCompetitionConstructionCorporationsEquity & TrustsInsolvencyJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationProfessional NegligencePropertyRegulatoryTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

B.Com; LLB (Hons) (UWA); LLM (NYU); D.Phil (Oxon)

Ben holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Australia ("UWA"), where he completed his Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees and was ranked first out of 192 graduating Law students. Ben won a number of academic prizes at UWA including the HCF Keall Prize for the highest marks in the final year of the law degree and the Frank Edward Parsons Memorial Prize in Law for most outstanding characteristics of leadership and service. He was also a member of the UWA Philip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Team that finished first in Australia and runner up in the World Finals in Washington DC. At a post-graduate level, Ben has completed a Master of Laws from New York University (as a Hauser Global Scholar) focusing on Corporate and Competition Law, where he won the Betty Bock Prize for Competition Policy, and a D.Phil. in Law from the University of Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar). 

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Honorary Fellow of UWA Law School, Tax Institute;
Member of the Tax Bar Association;
Member of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria;
Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law;
Member of the Commonwealth DPP Junior Counsel Panel;
Holder of negative vetting 2 security clearance.