Thomas Wood

Bar Roll: 2019 Admitted: 2014
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Thomas practises in public and commercial law.

Immediately before coming to the Bar, Thomas was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth, Dr Stephen Donaghue QC.  In that role, he assisted the Solicitor-General to draft opinions on a variety of complex issues and prepare for litigious matters in immediate appellate courts and the High Court.

Thomas was previously the Senior Associate to the Hon. Justice Michelle Gordon AC of the High Court.  Before and after his time as an associate, he was a solicitor at the Australian Government Solicitor, where he practised primarily in constitutional litigation.

Thomas read with Graeme Hill and his senior mentor is Rachel Doyle SC.

 

 

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CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEmployment and Industrial RelationsHuman RightsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationNative TitleRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • “The Threshold Question in Clubb v Edwards: Political Communication, Severance and Practice” (2020) 31(2) Public Law Review (forthcoming);
  • “The Evolving Role of History in Constitutional Interpretation”(2020) 31 Public Law Review (forthcoming) (with Dr Donaghue QC);
  • Editor, Melbourne University Law Review, volume 37 (2013-2014).

QUALIFICATIONS

BA; JD (Melb)
Thomas has a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. He received several scholarships and awards, including the subject prize for constitutional law.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

Thomas Wood

Bar Roll: 2019 Admitted: 2014
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Profile

Thomas practises in public and commercial law.

Immediately before coming to the Bar, Thomas was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth, Dr Stephen Donaghue QC.  In that role, he assisted the Solicitor-General to draft opinions on a variety of complex issues and prepare for litigious matters in immediate appellate courts and the High Court.

Thomas was previously the Senior Associate to the Hon. Justice Michelle Gordon AC of the High Court.  Before and after his time as an associate, he was a solicitor at the Australian Government Solicitor, where he practised primarily in constitutional litigation.

Thomas read with Graeme Hill and his senior mentor is Rachel Doyle SC.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEmployment and Industrial RelationsHuman RightsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationNative TitleRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Publication

  • “The Threshold Question in Clubb v Edwards: Political Communication, Severance and Practice” (2020) 31(2) Public Law Review (forthcoming);
  • “The Evolving Role of History in Constitutional Interpretation”(2020) 31 Public Law Review (forthcoming) (with Dr Donaghue QC);
  • Editor, Melbourne University Law Review, volume 37 (2013-2014).

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BA; JD (Melb)
Thomas has a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. He received several scholarships and awards, including the subject prize for constitutional law.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.