Full Name: Nawaar Hassan
Phone:+61 3 9036 3101
Mobile:0433 273 527
Chambers: Hayden Starke Chambers
Room: 1323
Date of Admission: 15 Feb 2011
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2012
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 23 Dec 2015
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)


Nawaar Hassan practises in commercial and administrative law.  She has particular expertise in insurance and superannuation including general insurance, and life, disability and income protection insurance.

Nawaar's recent matters include:

  • Professional indemnity disputes
  • Contractual disputes including sale of goods, professional services and construction contracts
  • Banking and mortgage matters including matters involving third party fraud
  • Total and permanent disablement and income protection claims
  • Consumer law matters
  • Property disputes
  • Administrative law matters including both judicial and merits review
  • Negligence, battery and occupier’s liability claims
  • Evidentiary and privilege issues


Nawaar has particular expertise in matters involving firearms and prohibited weapons and appears before the Firearms Appeals Committee in firearms licensing disputes.

Nawaar acts in criminal conviction and sentence appeals.

Before coming to the Bar, Nawaar worked as the Associate to Justice Cavanough of the Supreme Court of Victoria and to Judge Taft of the County Court of Victoria. In the civil jurisdiction, she worked on a wide variety of matters in the trial division and the Court of Appeal. In the criminal jurisdiction, she worked on a large number of trials, pleas and appeals in the County Court and Court of Appeal.

Nawaar has also worked at DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) where she was involved in insurance and professional indemnity litigation, maritime, trade & transport, and administrative law matters.

In August 2012, Nawaar completed the Hague Academy of International Law’s Summer Programme on Private International Law where she came third in the examinations.

Nawaar read with Christopher Horan.  Her senior mentor was Samantha Marks QC.


  • Nawaar Hassan, 'The decision, not the disability' (2014) 88(07) Law Institute Journal 40.  A guide to challenging rejected claims for total and permanent disablement benefits from superannuation trustees and insurers.
  • Dimitri Ternovski and Nawaar Hassan, ‘Looking for Greener Grass’ (2012) 86(1/2) Law Institute Journal 60.  An introduction to conflicts of law issues commonly encountered in personal injury matters.

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Other Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French

Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury

  • Insurance - disability claims
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence


  • Banking
  • Building and Construction
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Superannuation
  • Transport Law - Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime


  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review


  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals


International Law

  • Choice of Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
From 8 Nov 2012, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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