Terry Willis

Barrister

Email: willis@jackshand.com.au
Telephone: 02 9233 7711
Fax: 02 9232 8975
Personal Assistant: Richelle Brownlee
Email: brownlee@jackshand.com.au

Mr Terry Willis practices in all forms of litigation including professional negligence and common law.

Prior to being admitted to the bar in 1988, Mr Willis had eleven years experience as a solicitor and was a senior partner for eight years in a country/suburban firm.

Mr Willis has special interest in sports related law having been a finalist in the National Swimming Championships; played and coached water polo; participated in triathlons; and played rugby league and rugby union. Mr Willis has been the Chairman of the New South Wales Rugby Union Judiciary since 1992 and is an Honorary Life Member of NSWRU. Mr Willis has also been a Judicial Chairman for Super Rugby and Test Matches since 1996. Mr Willis has acted as a Judicial Officer appointed by World Rugby since 1996, and was one of the Judicial Officers dealing with disciplinary matters for the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups, Commonwealth Youth Games and British Lions’ Tours of New Zealand in 2005; South Africa in 2009 and New Zealand in 2017. In 2015 Mr Willis was appointed as a member of the Australian Olympic Appeals Panel. Mr Willis is currently a karate-do practitioner.

Selection of Appearances
Strong v Woolworths Ltd [2012] HCA 5 (7 March 2012)
Strasburger Enterprises Pty Ltd t/as Quix Food Stores v Serna [2008] NSWCA 354 (18 December 2008)
Doubleday v Kelly [2005] NSWCA 151 (12 May 2005)

Education and Honours
Diploma (SAB), Achper Levels 1 and 2
Commonwealth Honours List- SM (Australian Sports Medal)
NSWRU Honorary Life Member

Area of Practice
Both for Plaintiffs and Defendants: Common Law generally, Sports Law, Professional Negligence including Medical Negligence and all forms of personal injury law including claims for TPD and Income Protection Benefits.

Admitted to practice as solicitor
1977

Admitted to Bar
1988

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