William Alstergren QC


  • +61 3 9225 7999

Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Dust Diseases
  • Intentional Torts
  • Professional Negligence
  • Work Injury Damages
  • Workers Compensation
  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Securities and Investments
  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Appellate
  • Trusts
  • Appellate
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
  • Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights
Tax/Revenue Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators

Areas of Mediation

Commercial Equity Industrial/Employment Tax/Revenue
William Alstergren QC

William Alstergren QC

Telephone: +61 3 9225 8649
Secretary: +61 3 9225 8037
Email: alstergren@vicbar.com.au
Room 2205
Aickin Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

02 Sep 1991

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

28 Nov 1991

Appointed Silk:

27 Nov 2012


BA, LL.B (Melb), LLM

Also entitled to practise in:

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia

Previous occupation:

Stock Broker


Will Alstergren has an extensive commercial and common law practice in the Supreme,County and Federal Courts.  Will has been briefed regularly in large and complex commercial, indutrial and tax trials and appeals in the Federal Court and in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, NSW, Western Australia and Queensland. He has advised on large commercial matters and is often brought in to lead in specialist areas including company law, trusts, industrial, tax, intellectual property, construction and large and complex property disputes. He has also had in the past been briefed in white collar crime trials and appeals (including ASIC matters). Will is also on the list of prefered counsel for the VWA.

He was a founding member of the committee to set up the Melbourne Arbitration Centre and is a current board member of the Australian Centre for International Arbitration in Sydney.

He has also conducted substantial Inquiries for the Royal Australian Navy and is a serving member of the Navy Reserve Legal Panel (Lieutenant Commander). 

Will was the founder of the Victorian Bar's Duty Barristers Scheme and won the Victorian Bar's Pro Bono Award in 2012. He is currently completing a PhD in this area. He is a former Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council and is the Vice President of the Australian Bar Association. He is also Vice President of the Victorian Olympic Council. 


Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Practising Past Chairmen's and President's Committee
  • Clerking Committee
  • Justice Conncect previously (PILCH)
  • President - Australian Bar Association - Council
  • ACICA Board
  • Chairman - Military Bar Association
  • Trustee - Barristers' Benevolent Association of Victoria - Committee of Management
  • Committee Member - Essoign Club - Board of Directors
  • Director - The Victorian Bar Foundation

From 01 May 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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