Member Profiles

Contact Details

Tom Silvester
William Forster Chambers

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue

GPO Box 4369

Tel: (08) 8982 4700

Year and Place of First Admission

2010, Northern Territory

Other Jurisdictions

High Court and Federal Court.

Qualifications and memberships

2010 – Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Charles Darwin University

2010 – Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University

2010 – Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Northern Territory

2010 – Admitted to the High Court of Australia

2010 to present – Member, Law Society Northern Territory

2017 to present – Member, National Membership Sub-committee for the Society of Construction Law Australia

2021 to present – Member, Northern Territory Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Administrative Law, Appeals, Commercial Law, Company Law, Contract, Construction and Engineering, Debt Recovery, Defamation, Development Disputes, Disciplinary, Equity, Freedom of Information, Injunctions, Inquiries, Insolvency, Insurance, Investigations, Mining, Resources and the Environment, Negligence, Planning, Property Law, Security of Payments, Statutory Interpretation, Tenancy Law, Trade Practices, Torts, Utilities, White Collar.


Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Charles Darwin University in 2010 and after completing his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Australian National University, Tom was admitted to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in December 2010.

Between July 2008 and August 2013, Tom worked for Ward Keller as a law clerk and law lawyer in the litigation division.

Between August 2013 to June 2021, Tom practiced as an Associate and later Director of Squire Patton Boggs (AU) practising in the International Dispute Resolution Group. During that time Tom gained extensive commercial dispute resolution experience across a broad range of practice areas including construction law, building and development disputes and general commercial litigation to negligence, disciplinary proceedings, administrative law, insolvency and debt recovery.

In July 2021, Tom was called to the Bar and practices as a barrister at William Forster Chambers.