Beach Thomas

Consultant
Accredited Specialist – Business Law
(02) 9299 5555

bthomas@hflawyers.com.au


Areas of Practice

  • Banking, Finance and Futures.
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Health Industry
  • Motor Vehicles and Motor Racing
  • Property
  • Revenue
  • Wills/Estates & Trusts.

Memberships

  • Law Australasia
  • Notary Public
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia

Beach Thomas works as a Consultant at Harris Freidman Lawyers with over 50 years of legal experience. Having run his own firm for many years, Beach joined us in 2019 and has been a trusted advisor to the firm ever since.

Beach’s ties to the law began early with many visits as a young boy to his father’s law firm in Wollongong. Since then, Beach has been busy obtaining degrees in Arts (1965), Laws (1968) and Master of Laws (1974) from the University of Sydney.  Additionally, he was appointed a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia in 1977, accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a specialist in Business Law in 1993 and appointed a Notary Public in 1995.

Beach enjoys being a lawyer because of the interactions he has with his clients and the variety and complexity of the work.  Beach has a keen eye for detail and will vigorously support his clients and defend their interests.

A career highlight for Beach was his old firm’s representation of the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund before the High Court in Bateman’s Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council v Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund [1998]; when the Court determined for the first time that it had the power to review a decision by the Attorney General as to whether a matter before the court was of such significant public interest that the attorney should issue his fiat to allow the matter to proceed and be determined by the court.  Previously it had been understood that the Attorney General’s decision in this regard was not subject to review by the Court.

In his spare time Beach enjoys reading, spending time with his family, swimming and since 1979, competing in various motor sport events throughout the country.

Naturally, Beach is also our in-house ‘everything car-related’ expert.