is an active commercial and general insurance litigation attorney
joining Sedgwick Chudleigh from a prestigious Australian global law
firm. His insurance cases include property damage, personal injury,
contracts and indemnity. Mr. Thomson has an advanced understanding of
contract law and civil procedure. He handles multiple commercial
litigation cases throughout all stages of the litigation process from
pre-pleading stages and interlocutory proceedings to settlement
negotiations, trial and appeals.
He has worked on class action litigation, including the recent
defense of a $20 million class action involving a global pharmaceutical
company. Mr. Thomson is adept at conducting successful litigation and
negotiations in demanding situations and has extensive experience in
fast-paced asbestos litigation. He regularly drafts complex advices to
clients and personally represents them in settlement negotiations.
Affiliations, Activities and Accomplishments
Thomson is admitted to practice in the state of Victoria, Australia,
and in the High Court and Federal Court of Australia. He is a member of
the International Bar Association, the Law Institute of Victoria and the
Young Insurance Professionals Association. Prior to his commercial law
career, Mr. Thomson performed pro bono service for the Victorian
Aboriginal Legal Service, offering criminal defense to Australia’s
indigenous people. He has volunteered for the Melbourne chapter of
Lawyers for Animals, advocating for animal welfare.
Mr. Thomson was the recipient of a number of scholarships and awards
in his academic career, including a Commonwealth Scholarship at
Melbourne Law School and the Trent University President’s Award during
his undergraduate degree. While not practising law, Mr. Thomson enjoys
scuba diving and sports, travelling and playing the piano. He is fluent
Presentations and Publications
- Author, “DLA Piper Guide to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” DLA Piper (2013).
- Co-Author, “Property Securities Lm1’ in the Asia-Pacific Region,” DLA Piper (2012).
- Co-Author, “Barclay v Penberthy: Is ‘Actio per Quod’ Still Available in Australia?” DLA Piper (2012).
- Author, “Cartel Criminalisation in Australia: The Right Way and the
Wrong Way to Implement a Bifitrcated. Model of Prosecution,” Anti-Trust
Legal Research Paper, Melbourne Law School (2010).
- Author, “Can Induction Strengthen Inference to the Best Explanation?” Master’s Thesis, University of Waterloo (2008).
Areas of Concentration
Business Litigation; Insurance Practices
Supreme Court of Bermuda; High Court of Australia; Federal Court of Australia;
Supreme Court of Victoria
J.D. (2011) University of Melbourne
M.A. (2008) University of Waterloo, cum laude
B.A. (2007) Trent University, cum laude