Stephanie Patterson
Special Counsel
Kath Booth
Jackie Lazar
Andrew Vincent
Laura Driscoll
Special Counsel
Miriam Asar
Lucy Masters
Melissa Doran
Special Counsel

Phillip Craig


Phillip is a hard-working and forward-thinking legal professional who approaches his work with creativity and diligence. He enjoys finding solutions to complex legal problems, especially when the answer is not straight forward, or requires a more commercial approach.

Phillip has acted for both public and private companies in various proceedings and in most jurisdictions, particularly the Higher Courts of South Australia and the Federal Court of Australia, and has a strong understanding of court procedure and processes.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Phillip worked in mid-tier and boutique litigation firms in South Australia.


Commercial Litigation; Insolvency

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce – The University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The University of Adelaide
  • Admitted to practice in South Australia
  • Acting for a large public company in the private funding sector to defend a complex securities claim in the Supreme Court of South Australia.
  • Acting for private investors in a failed property development scheme to procure the favourable settlement of separate proceedings in the Supreme Court of South Australia and Federal Court of Australia.
  • Acting for a large public company in the resources sector to enforce contractual exclusivity rights in the Supreme Court of South Australia.  Successfully obtained relief in a series of highly contested strike-out applications.
  • Acting for detention services companies in proceedings brought for psychiatric harm in the Supreme Court of South Australia.
  • Acting for the controllers of a defrauded company to recover debts from alleged co-conspirators in the Federal Court of Australia.  Successfully defended a highly contested summary judgment and strike-out application.
  • Acting for a public company in a dispute over the enforceability of a “heads of agreement” style document in the District Court of South Australia.
  • Advising clients in the educator sector on institutional abuse claims and compliance with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.