His practice primarily involves contract, major torts, equity and trusts, professional negligence and insurance, trade practices, corporations, construction and banking law.
He has significant experience in class actions and complex multi-party litigation, arbitrations and inquiries.
Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Tom was Associate to Justice Vickery in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Prior to that Tom worked in London as an Associate in Herbert Smith’s Banking Litigation group (now Herbert Smith Freehills). He completed articles at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Tom read with Kevin Lyons Q.C. (now Justice Lyons of the Supreme Court of Victoria).
Tom graduated with first class honours degrees in both Laws and Arts from the University of Tasmania. He also received a number of academic prizes
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
- Major Torts
- Class Actions
- Banking & Finance
- Building & Construction
- Class Actions
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporate Insolvency
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Real Property
- Wills & Probate
- Commercial Arbitration
- Commissions & Inquiries
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry – acting for Allianz Insurance – led by Bret Walker S.C. and Terry Mehigan
Kamasaee v Commonwealth of Australia (Manus Island Class Action – complex tortious claim involving foreign and public international law (act of state)) for G4S – led by G. Harris QC
Advising upon Anti-Money Laundering Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) and Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 (Cth) – led by Peter Gray Q.C
Charlesworth Nominees Pty Ltd v Charlesworth (trustee/equity dispute in VSC) – led by M. Osborne QC
Berry (AGA Insurance) v APT Australia (claim of unfair standard contract terms in FCA) – led by G. Harris QC
Appointed as arbitrator of approx. $3m dispute seated in Melbourne
Fabbro v Blue Rock Melbourne Pty Ltd (acting for insured accountant in claim for professional negligence in VSC)
Rockman v IPR Nominees Pty Ltd (trustee/equity dispute in VSC and VSCA) – led by P. Crutchfield QC
In the matter of the Hastie Group (acting for directors and officers in liquidator’s examinations in FCA)
Vaugh v Becton (acting for insured company in receivership in claim relating to ASX statement) – led by G. Harris QC
Acting for parties in class action in SCV relating to failed investments in New Zealand – led by M. Galvin QC
ETS v ECI (building dispute between joint venture participants in the co-generational power industry) – led by G. Harris QC
Shi v Shi (acting for lender in banking dispute in SCV)
Directed Electronics v OE Solutions (acting for Korean car-parts manufacturer in FCA dispute) – led by M. Osborne QC
Multiple recovery actions for banks, non-bank lenders, liquidators and administrators
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).