Jeremy Ludlow is a Special Counsel in the Perth office of HWL Ebsworth, where he practises in litigation and dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, transport disputes and insolvency. For a number of years Jeremy was a barrister at the independent bar.

Jeremy has substantial experience in advising corporations, public sector clients and individuals. He has appeared at trials, mediations, appeals, coronial inquests and official inquiries.

Jeremy has also lectured to tertiary law students on topics of corporations law, corporate insolvency law, and others, and has presented seminars on various legal issues to a wide range of audiences.

Jeremy’s recent experience includes:

  • Oil rig operator: Advising a major operator of oil rigs in multiple jurisdictions in respect of a commercial dispute with an oil company, and an unrelated matter requiring various communications with, and representations to, a different oil company and a foreign government regulator following an alleged “near miss” incident;
  • Gas supplier: Representing a major supplier of gas in respect to various claims made by major commercial customers for pure economic loss arising from a sudden disruption in the supply allegedly caused by negligence of the supplier;
  • The Ship “Sam Hawk” v Reiter Petroleum Inc: Representing an unpaid supplier of oil to a bulk carrier in a foreign jurisdiction in a major case that determined that the Federal Court does not have jurisdiction to entertain a claim, and arrest a vessel, under the Admiralty Act based upon a contention that a maritime lien had been created under foreign law;
  • Settlement Group Pty Ltd v Purcell Partners: Representing the defendant in a recovery action brought in an interstate court and raising various issues of contract, restitution and estoppel; appearing as counsel at trial, as junior counsel in the defendant’s successful appeal to the interstate Court of Appeal against the trial judge’s decision, and as counsel in the successful defence of an application by the plaintiff to the High Court for special leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision; and
  • Principals under a building contract: Representing the principals in an arbitration raising issues as to whether the principal had validly terminated the building contract for substantial breaches or repudiation, and as to the principal’s entitlement to damages for losses caused by the breaches.

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