About Us

Tom Ligeti

Tom graduated from Monash Uni with a Bachelor of Economics (1975) and Bachelor of Law (1977). He completed his Articles of Clerkship in 1977 and was admitted to practice in 1978.

He commenced his own firm in 1980. It was a general practice which included 2 small insurer clients. In 1981 Tom was joined by Garry Nicholson.  Garry introduced AAMI and nearly 40 years later they remain as one of our major clients.

The firm traded as Ligeti Nicholson from 1982 to 1995 when it commenced an affiliation with Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper). By that time Ligeti Nicholson had developed into a specialist litigation firm acting for insurers and commercial clients.

Due to a change in the corporate structure of Philips Fox, the affiliation ended in 1998. At that time the firm separated and commenced trading as Ligeti Partners. Tom was supported by Paul Singam who joined Ligeti Nicholson in 1992 and Andrew Sawkins who commenced with us in 1997.

Ligeti Partners continues as a specialist litigation firm having expanded into a national practice with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

After a 40 year career Tom (happily) retired from practice in December 2017. He left the firm in very capable hands and looks forward to watching from the sidelines as the firm continues to grow and prosper.