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William A D Edwards

Admitted 2004 | Bar 2008

Appears in Australia practising in
Commercial Law.


William A D Edwards is one of Australia’s leading class actions barristers. William's expertise includes shareholder actions, consumer actions, mass tort actions, and product liability actions. He practises in all jurisdictions (Victoria and New South Wales in particular) and regularly appears in the Federal Court of Australia and State superior courts.

William also has a general commercial practice and advises Australian and foreign corporations (particularly litigation funders) on a range of matters. He has been briefed in a number of significant matters in the High Court of Australia, including constitutional law matters

Prior to being called to the Bar in 2008, William was Associate to the Hon. Justice W.M.C. Gummow AC of the High Court of Australia, a solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Tipstaff to the late Hon. GFK Santow AO, then Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Practice Areas

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance