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Thomas Rawlinson

Bar roll 2022 Admitted 2014
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Tom Rawlinson practises in all areas of commercial, regulatory and public law.

He is also accepting briefs involving commercial, corporate and financial crime and employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, Tom practised as a senior associate at Phi Finney McDonald in Melbourne, an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink in New York, and an associate at Allens in Melbourne.

Tom was also an associate to the Hon Justice Nettle AC at the High Court of Australia and the Hon Chief Justice Riley AO at the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

Tom graduated from Melbourne Law School ranked second in his cohort, winning four subject prizes and the prize for Top Student. He was an Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review. Tom also has a Master of Laws from Columbia University, where he graduated a James Kent Scholar.

Tom is reading with Sarala Fitzgerald and his senior mentor is Elizabeth Bennett SC.

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Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 15 Room 16

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Superannuation
Employment & Industrial
  • Confidential Information
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Work Health & Safety
Intellectual Property
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Telecommunications
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Defamation
  • Major Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review



Bachelor of Music (Adelaide)

Juris Doctor (Melbourne)

Master of Laws (Columbia)



New York

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia