Tom Yeoman is a Senior Associate at Chambers Russell Lawyers specialising in dispute resolution, practicing in building and construction litigation and strata disputes, along with overseeing the by-law and registration practice groups.
Tom regularly appears in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Appeal Panel and mediations on strata dispute matters concerning interim applications, claims for damages, compulsory appointment, unreasonable refusal of by-laws, breach of by-law and civil penalties. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Local Court on defect litigation matters and claims for damages.
Prior to joining Chambers Russell, Tom worked in Singapore as a foreign lawyer at a local top tier litigation firm and a US top tier firm in the country’s highest ranked international arbitration team, with practice areas ranging across international arbitration, medical negligence, insurance litigation, shareholder disputes, anti-money laundering and probate. Tom was involved in the longest running medical negligence trial in Singapore, which was the first instance of expert “hot tubbing” in Singapore.
Tom has contributed a chapter to the Singapore Law Society's legal toolkit on social enterprise and start-up funding. Tom has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Tom has been involved in a number of seminal cases:
- Burbank Montague Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No 85312  NSWCATAP 100
- Glenquarry Park Investments Pty Ltd v Hegyesi  NSWSC 425
- EB 9 & 10 Pty Ltd v The Owners SP 934  NSWSC 464
- Scharer v Giro Construction Group Pty Ltd (in Liq) (Receiver and Manager Appointed)  NSWSC 1568
- Tong Seok May Joanne v Yau Hok Man Gordon  SGHC 252
Tom's Latest Articles
Short term letting restrictions in a strata scheme On 10 April 2020, amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 came into force relating to an owners corporation's power to restrict or prohibit short term letting through its by-laws. Published by on April 9, 2020
Accessing a lot: rain or shine An overview of an owners corporation's power to enter a lot in light of recent wind and heavy rainfall. Published by on February 14, 2020