William Thomas specialises in commercial law.

His particular areas of expertise include:

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

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. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).

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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
Transport Law
International Commercial Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Powers of Attorney
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