Anneliese Blackwood has just returned to chambers after completing a Pegasus scholarship to Australia. Anneliese spent the first few weeks in Sydney where she worked with Nicholas Owens, a barrister at Seven Wentworth Barristers’ Chambers. She then spent several weeks with the law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques in their Melbourne office. Whilst she was there she worked with partner Natalie Hickey and her team on the Telstra v PDC case which raised the question of whether copyright could subsist in telephone directories. As some novel legal points emerged in this case Anneliese conducted a considerable amount of research into copyright law across multiple jurisdictions and she attended the hearing of this matter in the Federal Court. Anneliese also assisted partner Chris Fox with work he was doing in connection with the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Finally Anneliese spent nearly a month working in the chambers of Chief Justice Black of the Federal Court of Australia. During this time she was also able to participate in the work of the Australian Competition Tribunal, headed by Justice Finkelstein.
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