Partners

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David Wallace

Specialist Areas:

  • Corporations and Commercial
  • Conveyancing
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking
  • Insolvency

Experience:

David Wallace was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in February 1975.

David founded the firm in June 1976 and is the Managing Partner.

He practises as a Barrister and Solicitor in commercial, property, revenue and banking law with an emphasis on securities.

He also conducts commercial and professional negligence litigation.

David is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Director of several Hobart companies.

David is the President of The Property Agents Tribunal established under the Property Agents and Land Transactions Act 2005 Tasmania.

David is a member of the Tribunal appointed by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Tasmania under the Legal Profession Act 2007 ( Tas)

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Frances Di Giovanni

Specialist Area:

  • Family Law

Experience:

Frances Di Giovanni was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1991. She has been a partner of the firm since January 1998 and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist (LIV).

Frances practises exclusively in the Family Law area. She appears regularly in the Family Court of Australia and in the Federal Circuit Court often in complex financial and children’s matters. She is appointed to act as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in family law proceedings.

Frances has been ranked by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market consistently since 2014 as a preeminent family law practitioner. She holds National Accreditation as a mediator and arbitrator.

Frances has lectured in the Family Law unit for the University of Tasmania Legal Practice Course since 2009. She is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania being a Council member from 1999 to 2003. From 2004 to 2007, Frances regularly advised the Law Society on disciplinary matters as an Investigations Officer and in October 2007, she was appointed by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Tasmania as a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal.

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Will Justo

Specialist Areas:

  • Conveyancing
  • Commercial

Experience:

Will was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1995. He joined Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 1997 and has been a Partner since 2002.

Will practises in all aspects of Commercial and Contract Law and Residential and Commercial Conveyancing as well as Wills and Estates.

His clients include many well-known Tasmanian businesses and enterprises, major financial institutions as well as individuals.

Will is a former officer in the Australian Army Legal Corps (Reserve).

Will is the President of the Law Society of Tasmania.  He is also an active member of the Law Society Property and Commercial Law Committee, being a former chairman of the Committee.  Will was one of the principal draftsman of the REIT/Law Society standard form of contract for the sale of property.

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Phil Harris

Specialist Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Industrial Law

Experience:

Phillip Harris was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1998.

He was a partner of a Hobart plaintiff firm before working in Canberra from 2004 to 2006.

He practises in personal injury litigation, workers compensation and industrial law.

He acts for both insurance companies and private clients.

Phillip is a former Tasmania Police Officer and is currently a Legal Officer in the Australian Army Reserves.

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Michael Valentine

Specialist Areas:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Litigation

Experience:

Michael graduated with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tasmania in 2000.

He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in August 2001 and he is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of Australia.

Michael commenced practice in Hobart in 2002, joined Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 2007 and became a Partner in 2010.

He is a panel solicitor for numerous insurance companies and has developed an extensive civil litigation practice with a particular interest in Workers Compensation appearing regularly in the Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation Tribunal.

Outside of office hours, Michael devotes his time to his young family, but also actively pursues a keen personal interest in music, rugby union and motor sport.

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Nathan Munting

Specialist Areas Include:

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Debt Recovery

Experience:

Nathan graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2005 being awarded a combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Laws.

 

He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in August 2006.

 

Nathan commenced practice in Hobart at Chris Boland Lawyers in 2006 and was appointed a Senior Associate in 2011. Nathan joined the litigation department at Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 2011 and was appointed an Associate in 2012. Nathan was appointed a Senior Associate of the firm in 2015 and was made a Partner in July 2018.

 

Nathan’s practice is primarily in the areas of insurance, workers compensation, personal injury, and commercial litigation, however, he also undertakes work in areas including estate litigation, property law disputes, employment law, and insolvency law.

 

Nathan is a panel solicitor for several workers compensation insurers, public liability insurers and the Motor Accidents Insurance Board. He has represented several Tasmanian Councils with respect to debt recovery, conducting prosecutions in the Magistrates Court and providing general advice.

 

Nathan has a balanced practice acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, employees and employers. Nathan’s focus is on delivering high quality and practical advice to his clients to ensure they are provided with every opportunity to achieve their goal.

 

Nathan has been an active member of the Law Society of Tasmania Litigation Committee since 2014. The Litigation Committee provides expert advice to Society Council on policy directions, and submissions on legislative and policy initiatives as well as assisting the Society to accomplish regulatory and functional responsibilities. Between 2006 and 2012 Nathan was a member of the Society’s Young Lawyers Southern Committee, which provides professional development, social interaction and networking and general support for newer practitioners in Southern Tasmania.

 

Nathan was a Board Member for Southern Touch Incorporated (the southern Tasmania touch football association) between 2014 and 2016, acting as Chairperson between October 2015 and October 2016. He has been on the Committee of the Pirates Touch Club Inc since 2014 and Club Secretary since 2016. He is a previous honorary board member of the Hobart Football Club Inc. Nathan enjoys playing touch football and travelling.
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