Willem J Drent

Bar Roll – 26 Oct 2017
Admitted – 13 Aug 2013

Mobile – 0425662727
Chamber – Room  1501, Castan Chambers, 460 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Willem J Drent

Bar Roll – 26 Oct 2017
Admitted – 13 Aug 2013

Mobile – 0425662727
Chamber – Room  1501, Castan Chambers, 460 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Admitted to practice in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Area of Law

  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Commercial Law
  • Tax Law & Revenue Law
  • Appellate
  • Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law & Administrative Law
  • Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
  • Environmental Law & Planning Law

About

Willem practices in the areas of public, commercial and common law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, he was an Associate to her Honour Judge Millane at both the County Court and the VCAT where he assisted in a range of quasi-criminal, common, commercial and administrative law matters. Willem previously worked as a solicitor in insurance law.

Since 2014 he has volunteered on a regular basis at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Human Rights Law Clinic – assisting in the preparation of cases before the AAT, the IAA and the Federal Court. 

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Before becoming a solicitor he worked for an extended period in The Netherlands for an international company in a senior position. He has also undertaken an internship as a project officer in relation to a United Nations environmental agreement.

Willem graduated from Melbourne University. He also has a Masters of European and Public International Law with first class honours from the University of Amsterdam and degrees in Philosophy and Town Planning.

Willem is reading with Justin Brereton and his senior mentor is Richard Attiwill QC.

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