Ian Turnbull Dr
Ian Turnbull Dr
B. Sc. (Tas), M. Sc. (ANU), Ph. D. (Melb), LL. B. (Melb)
08 November 1993
Signed Bar Roll:
21 November 1996
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Commercial Law
My background was in science, especially medical science, with twenty years research experience at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and Monash University, resulting in over thirty publications in biochemistry, immunogenetics and biotechnology.
My Law degree was from the University of Melbourne in 1992 followed by practise as a solicitor and technical assistant in a patent attorney firm until 1996 when I signed the Bar Roll.
In addition to my practice as a Barrister, since that time I have been a reporter for the Victorian Reports, head noting more than twenty cases.
From 1999 to the present I have lectured and tutored university and tertiary students at various institutions in Melbourne in commercial law, organisations law, contract law, marketing law, intellectual property law, managing the legal environment and e-commerce law.
In 2001/2 I was involved in some legal research for an intellectual property law project at Monash University Law School.
I have prepared a number of submissions to law reform bodies, particularly to the Interim Office of the Gene Technology regulator concerning Gene Technology Act 2000 (September 1999, 3 February 2000, 8 March 2000, 26 September 2000, 18 November 2000, 13 February 2001); to the ALRC /NHMRC review into The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia (G059, 13 January 2002, G277, 21 December 2002); to the ALRC relating to Gene Patenting and Human Health and Genes and Ingenuity (P11, 25 September 2003, P91, 16 April 2004); to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property regarding Patents and Experimental Use (30 April 2004).