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Leah Grolman


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Leah is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department. She acts on a range of commercial disputes across multiple sectors, including technology, media & telecommunications, financial services, and life sciences and healthcare. She has experience in complex contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, group proceedings and judicial review proceedings. She has worked on matters for defendants and claimants in the public and private sectors. Much of Leah’s work has involved navigating novel questions of civil procedure, managing reputational risk and minimising the costs of disputes to the client.

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Relevant experience

  • A product manufacturer in relation to urgent interlocutory relief in a licensing dispute with a US entity.
  • The Australian Government in claims worth over A$750 million against three drug originators for damages resulting from wrongly obtained injunctions against generic drug producers in patent enforcement proceedings.
  • A software developer in contractual disputes relating to the provision of hospital entertainment systems.
  • Service providers in relation to group proceedings alleging negligence and breach of contract in the delivery of services in immigration detention centres.
  • A privately-owned company in the Australian mining sector in proceedings worth over A$10 billion concerning the administration of trusts and the validity of an arbitration clause.
  • UK-headquartered bank in investigations by Australia’s corporate regulator and competition authority in relation to alleged market manipulation in the context of foreign exchange trading.
  • A global payments technology company in investigations by Australia’s competition authority in relation to dynamic currency conversion services.
  • A global contents rights manager in a licensing contract dispute with a clothing producer.
  • Global prosthetics producers in relation to a third-party freedom of information requests to health authorities.
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  • 2019 – MPhil in Law (Distinction), University of Oxford, Oxford.
  • 2014 - Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court and Federal Court of Australia.
  • 2014 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 2014 – Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, Sydney.
  • 2014 – BA / LLB, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
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  • October 19 – Grolman, ‘Autonomous vehicles, software and product liability: have the Law Commissions missed an opportunity?’, Computers & Law.
  • August 19 - Grolman, ‘Book Review: Channon, McCormick and Noussia, The Law and Autonomous Vehicles (informa law from Routledge 2019)’, Computers & Law.
  • March 19 - Johns and Grolman, ‘Big Data and International Law’, Oxford Bibliographies, DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199796953-0176.
  • February 18 - do Rozario, Yates and Grolman, ‘Could Cybersecurity Class Actions be on Their Way to Australia?’, Governance Directions vol. 70 no. 1.
  • April 17 - Grolman, ‘Service of, and defects in, statutory demands: Re International Materials wrong’, April 2017, Corporations Law Bulletin no. 236.
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