New partner to boost Clayton Utz’s public practice

By Tony Zhang|11 February 2020

Clayton Utz has appointed a new partner for the firm’s public sector practice in Canberra, effective 17 March 2020.

Clayton Utz public sector national practice group leader Jamie Doran said Ian Temby’s appointment reinforced the firms continued investment in being the leading private-sector provider of legal services to the Commonwealth government. 

Ian will join our team of leading public law litigators in Canberra in Caroline Bush, Cain Sibley and John Carroll. Ians experience and expertise [complement] our existing team and we are delighted Ian has decided to join Clayton Utz, Mr Doran said. 

Mr Temby has a diverse public law litigation practice, with a focus on commercial and administrative law litigation and dispute resolution. He has acted for both government and commercial clients, with a particular expertise in Commonwealth dispute resolution including merits and judicial review matters. 


Mr Temby will join Clutz from Maddocks, where he is currently a partner and previously special counsel for the firm’s government and regulatory practice.

Mr Temby has represented his clients in major Commonwealth, NSW, ACT and Victorian courts and tribunals and has appeared as a solicitor advocate in the Federal Court, the Federal Magistrates Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the NSW Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. Mr Temby has also appeared on one occasion in the High Court.

Clayton Utz Canberra partner-in-charge Caroline Bush said Mr Temby’s appointment adds further depth to the public law litigation practice. 

Ian has built a reputation as a lawyer who understands government and who has a highly pragmatic approach to resolving disputes,” Ms Bush said. 

“His clients know him as approachable, easy to deal with, and not only an excellent technical lawyer but also a true collaborator – exactly the kind of lawyer we welcome in our team.” 

NB: Previously the image on this story was a photo of Shaun Temby and not Ian Temby. Lawyers Weekly apologies for the mistake, Shaun Temby is still a current partner at Maddocks, Ian Temby will be heading to Clayton Utz. 

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