Huw C Whitwell


Barrister

Secretary:
Admitted:
9 Dec 2014
Bar:
2 May 2019
Location:
Room 2011, Aickin Chambers,
200 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Huw practises in all areas of commercial and public law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Huw was an associate to the Hon. Justice Moshinsky of the Federal Court of Australia and a solicitor at Minter Ellison. 

Huw's experience includes the following:

Class actions

  • Allen v G8 Education Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — alleged continuous disclosure contraventions and misleading or deceptive conduct — counsel for G8 Education led by Robert Craig QC and Jennifer Findlay
  • Zantran Pty Ltd v Crown Resorts Ltd — Federal Court of Australia — alleged continuous disclosure contraventions and misleading or deceptive conduct — counsel for Crown Resorts led by Neil Young QC, Nick Hopkins QC, Robert Craig QC, Kane Loxley, and Fleur Shand
  • 5 Boroughs Pty Ltd v State of Victoria — Supreme Court of Victoria — alleged negligence in implementing the Hotel Quarantine Program in Victoria — counsel for the plaintiff led by Wendy Harris QC and Adam Hochroth
  • Lieberman v Crown Resorts Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — alleged continous disclosure contraventions, misleading or deceptive conduct, conduct contrary to the interests of members as a whole — counsel for Crown Resorts led by Neil Young QC, Dr Catherine Button QC, and Kane Loxley

Royal Commissions and other inquiries

Regulatory proceedings

  • ASIC v Helou (No 2) — Federal Court of Australia — continuous disclosure contraventions — accessorial liability — counsel for former CFO of Murray Goulburn led by Robert Craig QC
  • ASIC v Helou — Federal Court of Australia — application for permanent stay of ASIC proceeding as an abuse of process

Takeovers

Appeals

Judicial advice to trustees

  • Re United Almonds Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — application for judicial advice on behalf of a trustee — counsel for United Almonds Ltd led by Robert Craig QC

Administrative law

  • Advice to a Commonwealth government agency on the validity of certain decisions led by Allan Myers AC QC
  • Advice to a corporate bookmaker on judicial review prospects (unled)

Privilege

Contract law

  • Eftel Pty Ltd v Teddi Operations Pty Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — proceeding seeking a declaration of contractual entitlement – counsel for Eftel (Vocus) led by Stewart Maiden QC

Evidence 

  • Application for an advance ruling under s 192A of the Evidence Act that expert reports were inadmissible — Federal Court of Australia — led by Neil Young QC

Professional obligations

  • Bolitho v Banksia Securities Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — remitter of settlement approval application so far as it relates to commission and legal costs — allegations of professional misconduct made as part of remitter

Retail leasing

  • Advice to a listed property group on the proper construction of a retail lease and on rectification led by David Batt QC

Competition and consumer law

  • Advice to a travel agency on compliance of its advertising and terms and conditions with the Australian Consumer Law (unled)

Managed investment schemes

  • Advice to a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme on compliance with its duties under the Corporations Act  2001 (Cth) led by Robert Craig QC

Privacy

  • Advice on compliance with the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (unled)

 

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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

Profile1

Huw practises in all areas of commercial and public law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Huw was an associate to the Hon. Justice Moshinsky of the Federal Court of Australia and a solicitor at Minter Ellison. 

Huw's experience includes the following:

Class actions

  • Allen v G8 Education Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — alleged continuous disclosure contraventions and misleading or deceptive conduct — counsel for G8 Education led by Robert Craig QC and Jennifer Findlay
  • Zantran Pty Ltd v Crown Resorts Ltd — Federal Court of Australia — alleged continuous disclosure contraventions and misleading or deceptive conduct — counsel for Crown Resorts led by Neil Young QC, Nick Hopkins QC, Robert Craig QC, Kane Loxley, and Fleur Shand
  • 5 Boroughs Pty Ltd v State of Victoria — Supreme Court of Victoria — alleged negligence in implementing the Hotel Quarantine Program in Victoria — counsel for the plaintiff led by Wendy Harris QC and Adam Hochroth
  • Lieberman v Crown Resorts Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — alleged continous disclosure contraventions, misleading or deceptive conduct, conduct contrary to the interests of members as a whole — counsel for Crown Resorts led by Neil Young QC, Dr Catherine Button QC, and Kane Loxley

Royal Commissions and other inquiries

Regulatory proceedings

  • ASIC v Helou (No 2) — Federal Court of Australia — continuous disclosure contraventions — accessorial liability — counsel for former CFO of Murray Goulburn led by Robert Craig QC
  • ASIC v Helou — Federal Court of Australia — application for permanent stay of ASIC proceeding as an abuse of process

Takeovers

Appeals

Judicial advice to trustees

  • Re United Almonds Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — application for judicial advice on behalf of a trustee — counsel for United Almonds Ltd led by Robert Craig QC

Administrative law

  • Advice to a Commonwealth government agency on the validity of certain decisions led by Allan Myers AC QC
  • Advice to a corporate bookmaker on judicial review prospects (unled)

Privilege

Contract law

  • Eftel Pty Ltd v Teddi Operations Pty Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — proceeding seeking a declaration of contractual entitlement – counsel for Eftel (Vocus) led by Stewart Maiden QC

Evidence 

  • Application for an advance ruling under s 192A of the Evidence Act that expert reports were inadmissible — Federal Court of Australia — led by Neil Young QC

Professional obligations

  • Bolitho v Banksia Securities Ltd — Supreme Court of Victoria — remitter of settlement approval application so far as it relates to commission and legal costs — allegations of professional misconduct made as part of remitter

Retail leasing

  • Advice to a listed property group on the proper construction of a retail lease and on rectification led by David Batt QC

Competition and consumer law

  • Advice to a travel agency on compliance of its advertising and terms and conditions with the Australian Consumer Law (unled)

Managed investment schemes

  • Advice to a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme on compliance with its duties under the Corporations Act  2001 (Cth) led by Robert Craig QC

Privacy

  • Advice on compliance with the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (unled)