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Haroon
Hassan

Haroon is an experienced and highly effective advocate. He is often briefed to appear in superior courts and specialist tribunals in sensitive and urgent matters. He has been briefed as counsel in royal commissions, inquiries, compulsory examinations and regulatory investigations. Recent examples include:

  • Hotel Quarantine Inquiry  (led by Dr K Hanscombe QC)
  • Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (led by R Attiwill QC)
  • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (led by R Attiwill QC)
  • Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System (led by K Walker QC, Solicitor-General for Victoria)
  • Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants  (led by K Walker QC, Solicitor-General for Victoria)

     

Haroon has degrees in Arts and Law (with Honours) from the University of Adelaide. He completed a Master of Laws at Columbia University in New York where he graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to being called to the bar he worked as an associate to Justice John Perry AO in the Supreme Court of South Australia and subsequently to Justice Mary Gaudron in the High Court of Australia.

Administrative, Public & Regulatory Law

Haroon often appears on behalf of Federal, State and Local governments, public sector agencies, corporate entities and individuals in matters at first instance, on review (both judicial and merits) and on appeal. He has also acted as counsel assisting in a number of inquiries. He has extensive experience acting for and advising public sector clients that exercise regulatory functions and powers.  

Commercial Law

He has appeared in significant commercial disputes before State and Federal courts and tribunals. This includes acting as counsel in disputes concerning high value contracts, shareholders rights, directors duties, restraints of trade, industrial disputes, copyright, breach of confidence, trade marks, domain names, data breach, privacy, information technology, energy law, competition and consumer law, corporate insolvency and class actions.

Planning, Environment & Local Government Law

Haroon often acts for and advises local governments throughout Victoria. He  is regularly sought out to advise on statutory interpretation, governance and regulatory compliance issues. He welcomes briefs in planning, environmental, development and regulatory disputes (including regulatory prosecutions). He also has experience acting in panel and advisory committee hearings in respect of major infrastructure developments and projects. 

Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

He has acted for leading publishers and broadcasters throughout Australia (ABC, Fairfax, News Corporation, Nine and Seven). His clients have included Oscar and Grammy award winning artists, elite athletes and other prominent individuals.  He routinely advises private and public sector clients on defamation, contempt, privacy, reputation management, suppression orders and regulatory issues. He has also acted for ".auDA" (Australia's domain name regulator) in a number of disputes. He is presently a member of:

  • the Advisory Committee for the Centre for Media and Communications Law at the University of Melbourne;
  • the Media Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria; and
  • the County Court Defamation List Users Group.

     

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

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

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation. The information referred to above has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither Victorian Bar Inc nor the barrister's clerk have independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information and neither accepts any responsibility in that regard.

Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6777
Email [email protected]
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 1515
Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Public Examinations
Commercial Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Sports
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
Civil Procedure Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Common Law
Class Actions
Intentional Torts
Judicial Review
Defamation
Energy Law & Resources Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Government
Health & Medical
Aged Care
Prosecutions
Industry Regulations
Pharmaceuticals
Health Industry
Gaming Industry
Food Industry
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Disciplinary Tribunals
Domestic Building Tribunal
Royal Commissions
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Public Law & Administrative Law
Migration Law
Merits Review
Liquor Licensing
Judicial Review
Information Privacy
Industry Regulations
Human Rights Law
Civil Liberties
Compliance & Investigations
Constitutional Law
Disciplinary Proceedings
Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Health & Medical
Technology Law & Media Law

ADMISSIONS

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

Qualifications

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

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions

Committee Memberships

Equality & Diversity Committee