Tom Rice

Tom Rice

Tom Rice has broad litigation experience across a range of areas of law, and a diverse mix of industries and commercial enterprises. Tom most commonly acts in contract, building and construction, consumer law, leasing, property and wills and estates disputes.

Prior to joining the Independent Bar, Tom practised as a solicitor with the dispute resolution team at MinterEllison, which manages disputes in almost all areas of corporate and commercial law. Tom has provided pre-action and litigation advice / representation to clients in both small disputes, and significant litigation spanning multiple Courts over several years.


  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (2006) (Flinders University)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (2006) (Flinders University)


  • Admitted to practice 2007
  • Independant Bar 2020

Professional memberships

  • South Australian Bar Association(Bar Reader 2021)
  • The Law Society of South Australia
  • JusticeNet SA

Areas of practice

  • Administrative law
  • Agency
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Building and construction (including issues arising from the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA))
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Electricity regulation
  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Local government
  • Mining regulation
  • Partnerships
  • Professional negligence
  • Property
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Strata and Community Titles
  • Tort
  • Trusts
  • Wills and estates (including actions under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA))