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Haroon
Hassan

Haroon has over 15 years experience in dispute resolution both within Australia and internationally. He has appeared as an advocate in superior courts and specialist tribunals and is often called upon to advise on sensitive and urgent matters. His clients have included high-profile individuals, governments and listed companies.

Prior to his admission to practice he was an associate to the Hon. Justice Mary Gaudron in the High Court of Australia and the Hon. Justice John Perry AO in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

He has degrees in Arts and Law (with Honours) from the University of Adelaide, where he was awarded the Justin Skipper Prize. In 2003 he completed a Master of Laws at Columbia University in New York where he graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Commercial Law

He regularly appears in commercial matters before State and Federal Courts as well as specialist tribunals. He has acted as counsel in disputes over high value contracts, shareholders rights, directors duties, employment and industrial disputes, copyright, breach of confidence, trade marks, domain names, consumer law claims and energy law.  He also has experience in the area of corporate insolvency and has appeared on behalf of liquidators, receivers and administrators in a range of matters (including the conduct of public examinations).

Media, Entertainment & Sports Law

He acts for a number of leading publishers and broadcasters including the Seven Network, Nine Network, Fairfax, News Corporation and the ABC.  He regularly advises on defamation, contempt and applications under the Open Courts Act. In addition to his media work Haroon also acts for and advises leading sporting organisations, administrators and athletes.

Public Law & Regulatory Matters

He has considerable experience acting for public sector clients who exercise regulatory functions and powers. This includes appearing as counsel in judicial review matters, merits review hearings, disciplinary proceedings, compulsory examinations, inquiries and prosecutions. 

He is often briefed by regulatory authorities and practitioners in disciplinary proceedings at first instance, on review and on appeal.

He is experienced in the regulation of the Education sector (having acted both for and against regulatory authorities operating throughout Australia). He also welcomes briefs in Planning & Environmental as well as Building & Construction matters.

For a selection of Haroon’s recent matters, please click here.

For a copy of Haroon’s CV, please click here.

 

 

 

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Contact

PH +61 3 9225 6777
Email haroon.hassan@vicbar.com.au
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 15.15
Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Appellate
Civil Appeals
Commercial
Restraint of Trade
Telecommunications and Broadcasting
Professional Liability
Intellectual Property
Corporations Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporate Insolvency
Consumer Protection Law
Building and Construction
Appellate
Defamation
Environment and Planning
Merit Appeals
Local Government
Environmental and Planning Offences
Civil enforcement
Appellate
Industrial/Employment
Inquests/Inquiries
Commissions and other inquiries
Coronial Inquests
Public/Administrative
Privacy/Freedom of Information
Merits Review
Liquor Licensing
Judicial Review and administrative law
Constitutional Law
Disciplinary Proceedings
Civil and Human Rights
Appellate

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
07 Aug 2000
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
16 May 2013

Qualifications

BA, LLB (Hons) (Adelaide), GDLP, LLM (Columbia)

Committee Memberships

Pro Bono Committee