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Tom Burgess
Qualifications & Education
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • New South Wales, Australia

Tom is a commercial litigator with experience acting on complex and high-value matters. Tom has particular experience in insurance, competition law, consumer class actions and regulatory investigations.


Tom holds Bachelor’s degrees in Law and Commerce (Economics and Finance) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia. Since qualifying, Tom has practised at a specialist litigation firm in Auckland, New Zealand and at a leading National Firm, Gilbert + Tobin, in Sydney, Australia. Tom joined Enyo Law in June 2023.

Reported cases
  • Acting on behalf of consumers of defective Toyota diesel vehicles, securing the largest judgment in Australian history in a class action against Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Acting for a leading global independent fuel station and convenience retailer in Supreme and Federal Court proceedings in Australia against one of Australia’s largest fuel suppliers, relating to the terms of the fuel supplier’s exclusive supply of fuel in Australia
  • Acting for BlueScope Limited in relation to proceedings commenced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging attempts to induce cartel conduct
  • Acting for a global car parking provider in response to a New Zealand Commerce Commission investigation and subsequent proceeding for alleged anti-competitive behaviour
  • Acting for Callaghan Innovation, a New Zealand Government agency, in the successful defence of a contractual and statutory duties claim against it by Trends Publishing International Limited
Dec 4, 2023
Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter –  Supreme Court provides clarity on limitation periods in fraud context  
Introduction Section 32 of the Limitation Act 1980 provides for the postponement of the limitation period in cases of fraud,...
Nov 29, 2023
Oliver Rule joins Enyo Law from Allen & Overy
We are delighted to welcome Oliver Rule, who joins the firm as a partner. Oliver has almost two decades of...
Nov 22, 2023
The wide remit of a section 423 Insolvency Act claim
It is well known that courts are extremely reluctant to “pierce the corporate veil” and disregard the fundamental principle of...
Nov 15, 2023
High Court reiterates need to prove reliance on implied misrepresentations
The High Court has dismissed claims against Credit Suisse relating to its sale of a collateralised debt obligation (“CDO”) “as...