Delwyn Everard

Principal, Everard Advisory

About Delwyn

Delwyn is a strategic thinker, lawyer and advocate with over three decades of intellectual property experience. As a partner of global firm Spruson & Ferguson, she specialised in patent and trade mark litigation, acting for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, manufacturing and mining companies. She then spent 10 years as the Deputy Director of the Arts Law Centre, Australia’s national community legal centre, managing the delivery of its legal advice service to the creative sector. In 2017, she founded Everard Advisory, a boutique legal firm focusing on the arts. Delwyn served on the board of the Australian Art Events Foundation, the non-profit which produces Sydney’s much loved contemporary art festival Art Month Sydney, and is currently on the boards of The Lester Inc which delivers an annual portrait prize and The Farm Margaret River offering annual residencies to artists whose practice is connected to place and environment. She works extensively with Indigenous artists and art centres in remote Australia and advises business and government institutions on the protection of traditional knowledge and cultural expression. Her podcast ‘Running the Show’ discusses the legal and business issues confronting arts organisations and others working in the creative sector.

Professional Organisation

Founder and Principal of Everard Advisory, boutique law firm providing practical strategic advice to businesses in the arts sector with expertise in business governance, business contracts and all forms of intellectual property including Indigenous cultural intellectual property.


Australian Institute of Company Directors; Law Society of Western Australia

Areas of expertise
Intellectual property, non-profit governance
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Honours) University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Western Australia
Master of Laws, Columbia University
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