Thomas Liu
Thomas Liu

Thomas accepts briefs in all areas of law. Since joining the Bar, Thomas has appeared in various courts including unled appearances at final hearings in the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court. He has also appeared led in the Full Court of the Federal Court.

Before joining the Bar, Thomas worked as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and Clayton Utz.
As a solicitor, he worked on a range of commercial and public law matters including tax disputes (Federal and State), corporate regulation, representative proceedings, insolvency and administrative law. Thomas was also a legal officer in the civil law division of Legal Aid NSW where he worked on public interest litigation.

Thomas was previously the Associate to Justice Buchanan as well as the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

Thomas is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).


  • Admitted to the New South Wales Bar: 2017
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales: 2013


  • LLM (Cambridge) 2016
  • BInSt / LLB (Hons) (UNSW) 2012
  • Georgetown University - Bachelor of International Studies (OSP)
  • 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.