Stephen Thomson

Stephen ThomsonStephen Thomson

Since his call to the Bar, Stephen has been briefed in an array of complex commercial matters and has appeared unled in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the NSW Local Court.

Prior to this, he practised at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney and London as a Senior Associate. His broad commercial litigation practice includes particular experience in competition and consumer law and class actions. He has acted in hearings before the High Court, the Federal Court, the NSW and Victorian Supreme Courts, Australian and British competition tribunals, and two Commonwealth Royal Commissions. In London, he practised in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Corporate Crime and Investigations team, with experience acting for corporate clients in relation to foreign bribery, fraud, and anti-money laundering.

In 2015, Stephen worked as a tipstaff to the Hon Justice Slattery in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours, First Class) and Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he was awarded the Law Society prize for graduating first in his class.

Stephen is admitted to practice both in Australia and New Zealand.

Stephen accepts briefs in all areas of law.

Recent Cases

Admissions and Appointments
  • Admitted to the Bar: 2022
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner: 2013

  • LLB (First Class Honours) (University of Otago, NZ): 2012
  • BA (Politics) (University of Otago, NZ): 2012

Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Services
Commercial Law
Commissions & Inquiries
Common Law
Competition & Consumer Law
Corporations Law
Criminal Law
Real Property and Strata Disputes
Representative Proceedings
Wills & Estates