Trina Storm

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel Perth

A skilled and versatile litigator in commercial, consumer and competition law, Trina has more than 20 years' experience in civil litigation in Western Australia and England.

Notable Work
  • Mining royalty dispute: acted for the beneficiary of a private mining royalty to successfully contest the mine owner’s calculation of royalty at trial. The matter now on appeal to the Court of Appeal (WA).
  • Class action: advising one of the five defendants in a class action concerning allegations of manipulation of the global foreign exchange market.
  • Pacific National: assisted it to defend the claims made by the ACCC that its proposed acquisition of the Acacia Ridge intermodal terminal would be anti-competitive.
  • Regulatory investigations: represented and advised organisations and individuals under various investigations by a range of regulatory and investigative bodies including the ACCC, ASIC, and ATO.
  • Atlas Drilling: acted in relation to the Commission of Inquiry into the Montara Wellhead Platform oil and gas leak in 2009.
  • Wesfarmers Premier Coal Limited: acted in a Supreme Court action concerning breach of a joint venture for the exploration and development of a coal resource.
  • Energy contract dispute: acted for the owners of productions licences situated in Northwest Western Australia in a dispute with the contractor providing the services of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel.
  • Property litigation: acted for a corporate client in a Supreme Court matter concerning sale of property and termination of contract for repudiatory breach which resulted in a multi-million-dollar award of damages in favour of our client.
  • Hydro Tasmania: Part of the team acting in an arbitration to determine ongoing gas transportation arrangements with Tasmanian Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd.
  • Specialist in issues arising from the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
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