Bill Keane

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Year of election to the Bar:

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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Domestic commercial arbitration

Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Corporations law
Intellectual property
Restraint of trade

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights
Workplace health and safety



Bill Keane is an experienced litigator and advocate, specialising in commercial, regulatory enforcement and employment matters.

In all of his work, Bill applies commercial acuity, thorough case preparation and persuasive advocacy.

Formerly a litigation partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Bill has a substantial background in competition and consumer law.

He was the course co-coordinator and lecturer in the Competition Law unit at UWA in 2014; and has been facilitator and faculty member at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Directors Duties and Legal Environment modules) since 2006.

Bill has twice been voted Best Lawyers’ ‘Lawyer of the Year’ (Perth – Competition Law), in 2011 and 2017.



Date of admission: 1996

Qualifications: LLB (UWA), BA (UWA), MLM (UNSW)



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