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Tanya Jackson

LLB (Hons), BEcon

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution & Litigation


Tanya specialises in corporate and commercial disputes and intellectual property matters.

Tanya has over 15 years experience as a commercial litigator and has acted for a broad range of clients covering the manufacturing, technology, retail and corporate sectors.

Tanya’s key focus is to understand and promote her clients’ commercial objectives, within the context of the dispute resolution framework. 


Tanya’s areas of experience include intellectual property, commercial contracts, insolvency, property and competition and consumer law.

Tanya’s recent experience includes:

  • acting on behalf of a human measurement technologies company engaged in Federal Court of Australia patent infringement litigation
  • advising and acting on behalf of pool manufacturer engaged in a dispute out of alleged patent infringement 
  • acting on behalf of a louvre clip manufacturer defending patent infringement proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia
  • acting on behalf of a short-term money lending company in successfully defending Supreme Court proceedings brought against it by a franchisee alleging breach of contract and misuse of confidential information 
  • acting on behalf of a property developer in Supreme Court proceedings brought against a local government authority for misleading or deceptive conduct
  • enforcement of a foreign arbitration award pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
  • acting on behalf of the developer of a childcare centre in Supreme Court proceedings against a professional service provider
  • advising and acting on behalf of an energy retailer in a contractual dispute with an IT services provider
  • advising and acting on behalf of a transport company in a dispute with a professional service provider relating to the development of various Apps.


26 July 2022 - Knowledge

When ‘shopping around’ for house plans leads to a breach of copyright

#Intellectual Property, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Property, Planning & Development

A Queensland District Court decision illustrates the danger of homeowners ‘shopping around’ for house plans and builders, and the difficulties the owners of copyright in those house plans face in recovering damages from a breach of copyright.

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