Daryl Williams KC

ADMITTED  1989    BAR  1991

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 8521
MOBILE  0412 379 570

Daryl  Williams, B.COMM, LL.B


  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Land Valuation
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence




Daryl Williams AM KC has an extensive practice in courts and tribunals throughout Australia, in relation to:

  • Commercial Disputes;
  • Corporate Governance, including shareholders’ and creditors’ remedies, and directors’ duties;
  • Corporate Insolvency and Reconstruction, including acting for and against liquidators, administrators and receivers;
  • Misleading or Deceptive Conduct and Unconscionable Conduct in financial and commercial transactions;
  • Professional Negligence;
  • Matters concerning the conduct of Legal Practitioners, including regulatory matters and disputed legal costs;
  • Land Tax, Stamp Duty, Payroll Tax and other State Revenue matters;
  • Wills, Estates and Trusts; and
  • Appeals.

He has appeared in numerous leading cases in the High Court of Australia and especially the Victorian Court of Appeal, and has appeared at appellate level in every Australian State and in the ACT. He is frequently retained to advise on potential appeal grounds and prospects.

His expertise in corporate insolvency has been recognised numerous times in Doyles’ Guide, most recently by being Recommended in the category Victorian Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel in 2023.

Daryl is also an accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System, and has an active mediation practice focusing on the resolution of substantial commercial disputes. As a mediator, he is sought out because he actively engages with the parties and their advisers to ensure that each faces up to the key issues and risks arising in their particular case, and the uncertainties of litigation generally; he sees no value in simply being a passive transmitter of offers.

Daryl came to the Bar in 1991 after spending three years (including Articles) working in commercial litigation at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst Lawyers) in Melbourne. He took silk in 2010.

Outside the Bar, Daryl is committed to supporting the work of a range of charitable and not-for-profit entities. He has been a Board Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and of its philanthropic fundraising entity Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation Limited. He is presently a Board Director of Anglicare Victoria and Mental Health Foundation Australia.

From 1st July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.