Eve Thomson Special Counsel

Eve is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer with broad experience in the conduct and resolution of complex disputes.

Eve has experience in various types of commercial disputes including actions under the Corporations Act, contractual disputes, negligence, insolvency litigation, defamation, fraud recovery and fraud prosecution, and judicial review.  Eve has acted for clients in litigation at both state and federal levels, and in other forums such as expert determinations and tribunals. 

Eve has assisted a wide range of clients including large listed and unlisted corporations, national media organisations, banks, administrators, receivers and liquidators, property developers and local government.


Financial Services/Professional Services

Lehman Brothers Australia investors

Acting for a large number of separate investors in preparing and submitting claims in the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Australia for significant losses incurred through investments in synthetic collateralised debt obligations.

PPB Advisory

Acted for the administrators of the RiverCity Group in significant administration proceedings in the Federal Court in Brisbane, and in particular, in successful court applications for extensions of the convening period for creditors’ meetings and orders protecting the administrators’ actions in connection with a class action and other proceedings.

DDH Graham Ltd

Assisted DDH Graham in defence of a Federal Court class action brought by a number of former clients of Sherwin Financial Planners against DDH Graham and the Bank of Queensland.


United Water International (a subsidiary of French based Veolia Water)

Acted in two consecutive expert price determinations in respect of a multi-million dollar legal dispute over Adelaide metropolitan water and wastewater infrastructure outsourcing contract.


Global resources company

Acted for a global resources company in defending a multi-million dollar claim in the Supreme Court of South Australia.


Bauer Media Group

Provided pre-publication advice to various publications of the Bauer Media Group.


Acted for large corporate clients in the defence of defamation proceedings commenced in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and South Australia.


Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Finance, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Adelaide


  • Member of the Law Society of South Australia
  • Member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

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