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Business Law Section

Gaire Blunt Scholarship

The Gaire Blunt Scholarship is offered by the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (BLS) for papers on a topic in the field of competition law. First awarded in 2008, it commemorates Gaire Blunt, a leading competition law practitioner and a partner at Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens) from 1970 to 2005.

About After the enactment of the Trade Practices Act in 1974, Gaire was in the vanguard of those who were to shape the form, regulation and administration of competition law in Australia. He was a member of the inaugural Trade Practices Committee (now Competition and Consumer Committee) of the BLS, the first Consulting Editor to the CCH Trade Practices Reporter, and one of the leading practitioners in the field.

For almost 10 years Gaire was a lay member of the Administrative Division of the New Zealand High Court. 

This scholarship recognises that Gaire played a central role in developing and mentoring the careers of many young lawyers and was always concerned to ensure that he gave younger lawyers the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their talents.

Gaire Blunt Scholarahip 2021 round

The 2021 round for the Gaire Blunt Scholarship is now closed. 

How to apply

Applications must be submitted on an official application form. Please submit applications to

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact the BLS Administrator, Jessica Morrow, via email or phone 02 6246 3737.

Previous winners

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