Will Golinelli

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel Brisbane

Will is an experienced commercial litigator with a reputation for delivering practical and business-minded advice to his clients. He has a proven track record of leading complex litigation trials and hearings in multiple Australian courts, along with substantial expertise in alternative dispute resolution methods and negotiations.

Notable Work
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation: represents BAC an environmental nuisance and contractual claim against Airservices Australia and AIG Australia in the Supreme Court of Queensland. The claim centres on PFAS contamination.
  • Major financial institution: successfully guided his client in recovering costs associated with a large-scale customer review and remediation program. Will played a pivotal role in devising a strategy to secure a favorable resolution against the institution's insurers.
  • Directors and former directors of a publicly listed company: provided strategic advice, successfully defending them against shareholder oppression claims, and misleading and deceptive conduct.
  • State Department: acted in a complex contractual claim against its Project counterparties, addressing substantial construction losses, recovery claims and commercial negotiations.
  • Two groups of insureds: represented in group test case proceedings initiated by insurers with the approval of AFCA, relating to business interruption insurance claims during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Major Australian bank: part of the team assisting the client with insurance coverage and recovery of costs associated with the Banking Royal Commission.
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