Craig Smith

QUALIFICATIONS  BEng (Chem)(Hons, Monash), LL.B (Hons, Monash), LL.M (Melbourne)
ADMITTED  1999    BAR  2009

PHONE  9225 6897
MOBILE  0418 318 596

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Craig Smith, BEng (Chem)(Hons, Monash), LL.B (Hons, Monash), LL.M (Melbourne)


  • Magistrates Court
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent
  • Torts (Other Than PI)

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Craig practises in commercial law, with a specialisation in intellectual property (particularly patents and trade marks), contract, Australian Consumer Law and confidential information disputes. He has more than 21 years' experience working in these areas, including more than 11 years at the Victorian Bar.

He has a Chemical Engineering Degree (Honours, Owen Potter Award for top graduate, Monash University), and frequently acts in proceedings involving technical and scientific subject matter, including chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, materials science, mechanics, electronics and physics (further details are in his CV (intellectual property) (see link to the left).

Craig regularly appears in the Federal Court, County Court, Supreme Court, the Patents Office and the Trade Marks Office, both alone, and as junior counsel.

Before coming to the Bar in 2009, Craig was a Senior Associate at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), and worked in its litigation and intellectual property groups for 10 years. He also has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours, Monash University), and a Master of Laws (H1 average, University of Melbourne). He has published a wide range of articles, in particular in the area of intellectual property, including papers that were awarded the IPSANZ essay prize and the Melbourne University Law School's Student Published Research Prize (postgraduate division).

Further details are available in his CVs located to the left (a general version and an intellectual property version).

From 01 Oct 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.