Profile

Full Name: Mr Huw Whitwell
Email: hcwhitwell@vicbar.com.au
Phone: (03) 9225 7259
Mobile: 0400 997 189
Date of Admission: 9 Dec 2014
Called to the Bar: 2 May 2019
Qualifications: BA (Melb), JD (Syd)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor; judge's associate

Profile

Huw practises in commercial and public law.

Huw has a strong background in administrative law and statutory interpretation. He is experienced in regulatory matters, including proceedings brought by the ACCC, ASIC and State regulators.

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 acquired expertise in the gaming and wagering industries and acted in several significant cases in those industries. He was involved in litigation in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales, the Federal Court and the High Court. He also frequently provided written advice, including advice on contract, competition law and constitutional 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.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration

Appellate

Commercial Law

  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • International Commercial Law
  • Property & Probate

Equity & Trusts

Government

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

International Law

  • Conflict of Laws

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Constitutional Law
  • Customs
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Immigration
  • Industry Regulations
  • Judicial Review
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Migration Law
  • Veterans' Entitlements

Tax Law & Revenue Law

From 3 May 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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