Deepak Shankar - Senior Associate

Deepak specialises in commercial litigation in the various Courts and Tribunals of New South Wales and is highly regarded for his commercial acumen, communication skills and pragmatic approach to matters.  He has appeared in the following published decisions:


Supreme Court of New South Wales - Court of Appeal

Maxwell-Smith v S & E Hall Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 397 (28 November 2013)


Supreme Court of New South Wales

Milios v Austress Freyssinet Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 951 (14 July 2015)


He has acted in the following matters: 


Federal Court

•    Injunction to uplift confidential information held by prospective defendant in relation to breach of copyright.

•    Numerous appearances in bankruptcy/insolvency related matters for both creditors and debtors.


Supreme Court

•   Injunction to freeze assets in relation to recovery of funds.

•   Estate matters regarding testamentary capacity and breaches of promise.

•   Acting for a logistics company based in Europe in proceedings against an Australian subsidiary.

•   Acting in business sale agreement and payment of funds held in escrow and defending warranty claims.


Land and Environment Court

•    Acted against Woollahra Council in relation to refusal of residential development approval.


District Court

•    Acting for former director of ASX listed company regarding employment entitlements.

•    Acting for property developer in defending outstanding subcontractor claims.

•    Acting in breach of loan agreement.

    Acting for a logistics company based in Europe in proceedings against an Australian subsidiary.


Local Court

•    Acting for plaintiffs and defendants in local court matters regarding various types of disputes.


Pre commencement of Litigation

•    He has resolved numerous matters by way of negotiation, prior to commencing litigation.


Areas of Expertise

•    Commercial Litigation

•    Equity

•    Injunctions

•    Estate Litigation


Memberships & Admissions

•    Supreme Court of NSW

•    Law Society of New South Wales



    Diploma of Law, LPAB 2008

    Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University, 1999

Sydney: 02 8297 5900 Newcastle: 02 4929 9333  

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