Year and Place of First Admission
2002, Northern Territory
Western Australia (2004)
High Court of Australia (2007)
Bachelor of Laws (NTU), Bachelor of Arts (NTU)
Areas of Practice
Administrative and Public Law, Anti-discrimination, Appeals, Arbitration, Commercial Law, Company Law, Defamation, Media and Internet Law, Employment Law, Engineering and Construction Law, Equity Partnerships and Trusts, Injunctions, Inquiries, Insolvency, Licensing, Motor Accidents, Personal Injury, Professional Services, Real Property, Trade Practices, Workers Compensation.
Tass is born and educated in the Northern Territory.
After he was admitted to practice in the Northern Territory, Tass worked at the Perth Office of the Commonwealth DPP for 3 years and then at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia for 18 months. In these roles Tass gained considerable experience in summary and jury trials and appellate advocacy.
Tass returned to the Territory in March 2008 to take up a position with Clayton Utz. At Clayton Utz Tass worked in general civil litigation and acted for both private and government clients.
Tass joined William Forster Chambers in February 2010. Since then, he has acted in a wide range of matters in Northern Territory courts and tribunals and in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court. Tass has continued to develop a diverse practice in general litigation which includes employment, administrative law and workers compensation matters.
Tass has served as a Councillor of the Law Society Northern Territory, including as President between October 2014 and November 2017. During his years as Law Society President, Tass held several appointments, including as a director of the Law Council of Australia. He has been a member of the Law Council executive since 2018 and is the treasurer for 2020.
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