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Gaire Blunt Scholarship

The Gaire Blunt scholarship is offered by the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. It was first awarded in 2008 and commemorates Gaire Blunt, who was a leading competition law practitioner and a partner at Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens) from 1970 to 2005.

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 of the Law Council of Australia, the first Consulting Editor to the CCH Trade Practices Reporter and one of the leading practitioners in the field.

For almost ten years Gaire was a lay member of the Administrative Division of the New Zealand High Court. His work for the New Zealand High Court on the Kapuni gas case was a highlight.

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 2017 round

Entries for the Scholarship are now open and close 5pm 31 July 2017.

 

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