Lucy Davis

  • Barrister - victorian bar - Melbourne
  • Level 17, Room 3 Owen Dixon West Chambers
  • BAR ROLL: 2015 | ADMITTED: 2001
  • +61 3 9225 7222 | 0417 135 161
Lucy Davis Barrister

Lucy accepts briefs on a wide range of commercial matters including intellectual property, revenue, contract and consumer law.  She is respected for her legal expertise, extensive commercial experience and in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry. Lucy is included in Doyle's list of Emerging Intellectual Property and TMT Junior Counsel - Australia 2017. 

Since coming to the Bar, Lucy has advised and appeared on behalf of clients in matters in the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the County Court, the Magistrates’ Court and VCAT.  Recently, Lucy appeared in the Court of Appeal in the matter of Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue[2016] VSCA 194 (led by M Flynn QC).

Lucy has over 15 years’ relevant experience, in both top tier law firm and client environments.  This background allows her to provide advocacy and advice that is commercially focused understanding the business drivers and implications.  Her relevant experience includes: 

•                Toyota Australia - global manufacturing and distribution business:

-         dealing with complex matters such as regulatory disputes, consumer law, franchising and contractual relationships;

-         commercial management roles including managing the Legal Department, managing the Risk, Compliance & Corporate Governance Department and substantial project management.

•                Corrs Chambers Westgarth:

-        managing contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including copyright infringements and trade mark and passing off disputes, and information technology matters including a dispute relating to enterprise-wide system implementation for a major international corporation;

-        secondment to Cadbury Schweppes and Australia Post.

•                Strategic management of international taxation issues including analysis of corporate wide transactions and profitability, evidentiary preparation including selecting and instructing experts preparing independent reports, consideration of impact of Mutual Agreement Protocol meetings and negotiation of Advanced Pricing Agreement.

Lucy has advanced analytical skills and she was conferred a Master of Laws from University of Melbourne which included a thesis in intellectual property.  Her recent publications include:

•                Helen Symon, QC and Lucy Davis, ‘Is a ‘statutory fiction’ necessarily a horror story for taxpayers?’ (2016) 51(4) Taxation in Australia 203

•                ‘Trade mark cases update: wild geese and smoking cigars’ (2016) 29(9)AIPLJ 206

She regularly is requested to present on legal issues.  Her recent presentations include:

  • Intellectual property issues in sales and purchases of businesses, Greenlist CPD Series, August 2016
  • The unfair contract terms regime, LIV Business Law Specialist, February 2016
  • Contract Law Fundamentals, Greenslist CPD Series, September / October 2015
  • Summary Dismissal, Melbourne University, October 2015
  • The International Fiscal Association’s panel discussion on the implications of the Federal Court’s transfer pricing decision Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2015] FCA 1092

Lucy read with Peter Wallis and her senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.

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