Tom Warner Portrait

Tom Warner

Bar roll 2009 Admitted 2005
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Thomas Warner is an experienced junior counsel with a wide ranging commercial law practice.

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.


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 30 Room 1

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Wills & Probate
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
Public Law
  • Aged Care
  • Commissions & Inquiries



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)




Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

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).