I am Admitted to practice in the High Court, the Federal Court and the Supreme Courts and lower courts of South Australia, New South Wales, the ACT and the Northern Territory.
L.L.B. Adelaide University, 1977
Areas of Practice
Commercial – Contracts including those relating to Building & Construction, Sale of Land, Tenancies, Commercial Leases, Sale of Businesses, Restraint of Trade, Joint Ventures, Shareholder Agreements, Agency, Licences, Insurance Contract claims, Hire Agreements, Sale of Patents, Boat Charter, Security for Payments Act Adjudications, Trade Practices Act claims, Partnership Dissolution, Margin Lending, Debt Recovery, Loan Agreements, Breach of Fiduciary Duty claims, Banking;
Personal Injury Claims concerning – Occupiers Liability, Sports Injuries, Car Accidents, Assaults, Work Injuries, Medical Negligence and Dog Bites.
Corporations – Challenging Statutory Demands, Directors Duties problems, Shareholder Agreements, Liquidations.
Other Areas – Real Property; Trusts; Injunctions; Administrative Law; Procedure; Fatal Injuries claims; Copyright; Estate Disputes; Justices Appeals; Disciplinary Boards, Bailment, Receivers.
LEADR Mediation Workshop May 2003; Supreme Court List of Mediators 2003; Advanced Mediation Skills Course, November 2003; Family Law Property Conciliation Course, October 2004; Mediation Competencies Course, January 2005; Family Law Mediation Training, June 2006; Delegate of the Commissioner of Business Tenancies (Mediator), February 2006; Certificate in Adjudication, Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld), March 2009; Registered Adjudicator No 23 Northern Territory of Australia pursuant to Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act (NT), May 2009.
I was born on 6 November 1953 in Adelaide, South Australia. I was first admitted to practice as a solicitor in South Australia in 1979. I moved to the Territory in January 1980 to work for the Darwin firm, Ward Keller. I became a partner of that firm in 1986. In 1984 I spent 10 months working in the ACT and NSW. I joined the Independent Bar on 1 February 1995. I have been engaged as a mediator and have been assisting clients at mediations since 2003. In 2009 I started acting as an adjudicator in claims made pursuant to the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act (NT).
William Forster Chambers
26 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
GPO Box 4369
DARWIN NT 0801
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8982 4700
Fax: + 61 (0)8 8941 1541