Trina Storm has conducted a wide range of civil litigation in both Western Australia and England for nearly 20 years, with a particular focus on commercial, property and tax litigation.
In the UK Trina's work for corporate clients included project litigation involving the exercise of options and the anti-competitive effect of a beer tie in leases of public houses. She also worked for energy and resources clients, most notably for the owner of the UK national gas transmission system in a matter concerning protest over the construction of a high-pressure LNG pipeline.
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Trina's experience extends to acting in disputes in the WA Supreme Court, the Federal Court and in international arbitration. She has acted for a number of national and multi-national clients in disputes arising from contracts and joint ventures for energy and resources projects. Trina has advised an international airline on the application of the Unfair Contract Terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. In addition, Trina has managed investigation teams in the US, UK and Australia in relation to anti-competitive conduct in a number of jurisdictions. She has acted for clients in matters involving:
- review of documents by teams of contracted attorneys including in languages other than English;
- contractual disputes involving contractual interpretation, repudiatory breach, rights of pre-emption, trusts and damages for loss of opportunity;
- complex evidence issues such as expert evidence of valuation of property and mining interests and the chemical and physical properties of fluids;
- liability of a foreign entity to tax in Australia, including the proper application of treaties between Australian and the US for the avoidance of double taxation;
- financial products including derivatives, margin lending and securities lending; and
- in an action brought pursuant to the consumer protection provisions of the Trade Practices Act, particularly involving allegations of false and misleading conduct.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia (1994)
admitted to practice
Western Australia (1996)
England and Wales (2002)
Federal Court and High Court of Australia (2008)
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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Australian Consumer Law
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