Huw C Whitwell

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Admitted:
9 Dec 2014
Bar:
2 May 2019
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PROFILE

Huw practises in commercial and public law.

Huw accepts briefs in most areas, but has particular expertise in administrative law, competition and consumer law, and contract law. He has experience defending regulatory proceedings, including proceedings brought by the ACCC and ASIC. Huw also has particular familiarity with the gaming and wagering industries, having acted in several significant cases in those industries as a solicitor.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Huw was a solicitor in the commercial litigation group at Minter Ellison and was Associate to the Hon Justice Moshinsky of the Federal Court of Australia. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (history major) from the University of Melbourne.

As a solicitor, Huw was involved in litigation in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales, the Federal Court, the High Court and the Australian Competition Tribunal. He also frequently provided written advice across a range of areas to private and government clients, including advice on constitutional, property and statutory construction matters.

As an Associate at the Federal Court, Huw was exposed to all stages of the litigation process, including interlocutory applications, trials and Full Court appeals.

Huw is reading with Zoe Maud and his senior mentor is David Batt QC.

Matters in which Huw has been involved since coming to the Bar include:

  • Crown Resorts Ltd v Zantran Pty Ltd (VID 533 of 2019, acting for Crown Resorts Ltd, judgment reserved) (Full Federal Court; whether contractual obligations of confidentiality contrary to public policy; led by Neil Young QC, Robert Craig and Fleur Shand)
  • ASIC v Helou & Hingle (VID 682 of 2019, acting for former CFO of Murray Goulburn, ongoing) (Federal Court; alleged breaches of directors' and officers' duties; alleged accessorial liability; led by Robert Craig)
  • Zantran Pty Ltd v Crown Resorts Ltd (VID 1317 of 2017, acting for Crown Resorts Ltd, ongoing) (Federal Court; shareholder class action alleging continuous disclosure breaches and misleading or deceptive conduct; led by Nick Hopkins QC, Robert Craig and Fleur Shand)
  • ASIC v AGM Markets Pty Ltd (VID 126 of 2018, acting for ASIC, ongoing) (Federal Court; alleged provision of personal advice, misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct; led by Jonathon Moore QC, Zoe Maud and Tim Chalke)
  • Written advice to a major travel agency in relation to compliance with the Australian Consumer Law
  • Written advice to a major wagering company on judicial review prospects
  • Written advice on whether particular contractual terms constitute penalties
  • Written advice in relation to a migration judicial review application

Huw's wagering and gaming industry experience as a solicitor includes:

 

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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law
Equity & Trusts
Government
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
International Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law

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Huw practises in commercial and public law.

Huw accepts briefs in most areas, but has particular expertise in administrative law, competition and consumer law, and contract law. He has experience defending regulatory proceedings, including proceedings brought by the ACCC and ASIC. Huw also has particular familiarity with the gaming and wagering industries, having acted in several significant cases in those industries as a solicitor.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Huw was a solicitor in the commercial litigation group at Minter Ellison and was Associate to the Hon Justice Moshinsky of the Federal Court of Australia. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (history major) from the University of Melbourne.

As a solicitor, Huw was involved in litigation in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales, the Federal Court, the High Court and the Australian Competition Tribunal. He also frequently provided written advice across a range of areas to private and government clients, including advice on constitutional, property and statutory construction matters.

As an Associate at the Federal Court, Huw was exposed to all stages of the litigation process, including interlocutory applications, trials and Full Court appeals.

Huw is reading with Zoe Maud and his senior mentor is David Batt QC.

Matters in which Huw has been involved since coming to the Bar include:

  • Crown Resorts Ltd v Zantran Pty Ltd (VID 533 of 2019, acting for Crown Resorts Ltd, judgment reserved) (Full Federal Court; whether contractual obligations of confidentiality contrary to public policy; led by Neil Young QC, Robert Craig and Fleur Shand)
  • ASIC v Helou & Hingle (VID 682 of 2019, acting for former CFO of Murray Goulburn, ongoing) (Federal Court; alleged breaches of directors' and officers' duties; alleged accessorial liability; led by Robert Craig)
  • Zantran Pty Ltd v Crown Resorts Ltd (VID 1317 of 2017, acting for Crown Resorts Ltd, ongoing) (Federal Court; shareholder class action alleging continuous disclosure breaches and misleading or deceptive conduct; led by Nick Hopkins QC, Robert Craig and Fleur Shand)
  • ASIC v AGM Markets Pty Ltd (VID 126 of 2018, acting for ASIC, ongoing) (Federal Court; alleged provision of personal advice, misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct; led by Jonathon Moore QC, Zoe Maud and Tim Chalke)
  • Written advice to a major travel agency in relation to compliance with the Australian Consumer Law
  • Written advice to a major wagering company on judicial review prospects
  • Written advice on whether particular contractual terms constitute penalties
  • Written advice in relation to a migration judicial review application

Huw's wagering and gaming industry experience as a solicitor includes: