Robert Cunningham

ChambersMurray Chambers
Street AddressLevel 1, 57 Murray Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
Postal AddressLevel 1, 57 Murray Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
DX Address
Telephone(08) 6244 5120
Mobile(08) 9266 4515 (diverted to mobile)
Fax(08) 9266 3222
Year Admitted to Practice 2004
Year Elected to WABA2015
Year Appointed QC/SC
QualificationsPhD (ANU), LLM (Hons), LLB (Hons), B Bus (Accounting), GradCertLP

Dr Robert Cunningham specialises in Federal Court matters, with a particular emphasis on corporate law litigation concerning directors’ duties, market misconduct, disclosure and corporate contracting. He also works in intellectual property and international trade law. As part of his active interest in public interest advocacy, Robert provides legal advice and court advocacy to not-for-profit organisations and consumer protection advocates.  Robert draws upon his significant academic work within his practice areas. 

Robert has been embedded within various universities throughout his academic career, including the Australian National University, University of California (Berkley), New York Law School and Queen Mary College (London). He has published numerous academic journal articles and books, as both sole-author and co-author, primarily in the fields of corporate law, intellectual property and international trade law. He regularly presents this work domestically and internationally.

Along with being a member of the Western Australian Bar Association and Murray Chambers, Robert is an Associate Professor within the Curtin Law School where he teaches Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Professional Responsibility. 



  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporations
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trade Practices

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