Hugh was called to the NSW Bar in 2017. Prior to coming to the Bar, Hugh worked as a solicitor at Teece Hodgson & Ward, practising primarily in probate, family provision and equity litigation. He also worked as Tipstaff to the Probate and Protective List Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW.
Hugh is a lecturer in Succession for the Sydney University Law Extension Committee Diploma of Law (LPAB).
Hugh was listed as a recommended counsel in the Doyle’s Guide “Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel” for 2019.
Journals and Articles
Guest Editor (with Mary-Ann de Mestre) of the special edition of the Australian Bar Review (“Estate Administration in Probate, Family Provision and Protective Cases” (2016) 43 Aust Bar Rev); Author, article (editorial) “Note from the Guest Editors.”
Author, case note, Lemon v Mead  WASCA 215, “Recent Cases”, Australian Law Journal Vol 92 Part 5.
Re MP’s Statutory Will  NSWSC 331
CPB Contractors Pty Ltd v Rizzani De Eccher Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1798
Coshott v Parker  FCAFC 14
NSW Trustee and Guardian v.  NSWSC 1020
SZF  NSWCATGD 12
New South Wales Trustee and Guardian v Clark  NSWCATAP 257
Seminars and Presentations
“Statutory Will Applications and the Protective Jurisdiction” (Paper authorised with Craig Birtles) presented by Craig Birtles at the Blue Mountains Law Society Succession Conference 17 September 2016.
“Family Provision and Statutory Wills” (with Craig Birtles). College of Law Autumn Intensive Wills and Estates Day, 23 March 2016.
“Practical Note on Remuneration of Private Managers”, paper presented to the meeting of Wills and Estates Accredited Specialists, 10 August 2015.