William Thomas specialises in commercial law.

His particular areas of expertise include:

  • building and construction disputes
  • commercial arbitration
  • consumer law
  • contractual disputes
  • corporate disputes
  • directors' duties
  • equity and trusts
  • insurance
  • shipping and transport

Will regularly appears in state and federal courts, both led and as sole counsel. He also accepts briefs to draw pleadings, advise on prospects and appear at mediations and conciliation conferences.

Before coming to the Bar, Will was a solicitor at Allens in the commercial litigation group. He was also an Associate at the Federal Court of Australia. He is a reporter for the Federal Court Reports and the Federal Law Reports.

Will holds a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Modern Languages in Japanese.

Click here to view Will's CV. A selection of recent appearances may be found by clicking here.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6154

Chambers: Room 1226
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Asia Practice
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
International Commercial Law
Transport Law
Equity & Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Real Property
International Law
Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
Conflict of Laws
Private International Law
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
12 Nov 2013
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
05 May 2016


LLB (Hons), BA, Dip Mod Lang (Japanese) (Melb)

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions