Thomas Liu

Thomas LiuThomas Liu

Thomas regularly advises and appears in public law and commercial matters. He has significant experience in disputes involving government agencies, regulators, revenue authorities and statutory corporations. His commercial practice includes class actions, corporations law, consumer law and equity.

Thomas also accepts briefs in criminal law matters and is on the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions external junior counsel panel.

Before joining the Bar, Thomas was a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and Clayton Utz where he worked on tax disputes, corporate regulation, representative proceedings, corporate insolvency and administrative law. Thomas was also a legal officer in the human rights section of Legal Aid NSW.

Thomas was the Associate to Justice Buchanan in the Federal Court of Australia from 2014 to 2015.

Thomas speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin).

Recent Cases

Admissions and Appointments
  • Admitted to the Bar: 2017
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner: 2013
  • LLM (Cambridge): 2016
  • BInSt / LLB (Hons) (UNSW): 2012
  • Georgetown University - Bachelor of International Studies (OSP)
Practice Areas
Commercial Law
Corporations Law
Employment & Industrial
International Law
Planning & Environment
Representative Proceedings
Taxation & Revenue
  • ‘The Participant in the NDIS – A Paradigm Shift for Administrative Law’ (2019) 97 AIAL Forum 81
  • Presentation on ‘Assessing Damages and Other Remedies’, Litigation Section Seminar at Holding Redlich, Sydney, 23 November 2017.
  • Paper on ‘Republicanism and the Rule of Law’, Emerging Research Seminar Series, Christ’s College, Cambridge, 29 April 2016 .
  • Paper on ‘Section 570 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and Protection from Costs’ – Presented at the Federal Court Judges’ Conference, Brisbane, 19 March 2015.