Luke Villiers

Associate

Luke holds an LLB (Hons) / BA (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor (Western Australia) in 2014.

Luke qualified with the State Solicitor’s Office of Western Australia where he conducted civil and regulatory criminal litigation on behalf of the State Government. He advised and appeared as counsel before the Magistrates, District and Supreme Court on a range of prosecutions and public law matters, including human rights challenges concerning WA’s gender reassignment legislative regime. 

In 2015, Luke read for the LLM (International Law) at the University of Cambridge as a Frank Downing QC Scholar. After his LLM, Luke undertook clerkships with leading law firms specialising in investor-state arbitration and public international law. He subsequently worked for the House of Commons International Trade Committee and the UK Department for International Trade advising on international trade law and policy issues, and negotiating new Free Trade Agreements with multiple countries

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