Hugh was called to the NSW Bar in 2017. Prior to coming to the Bar, Hugh worked as a solicitor at Teece Hodgson & Ward. He also worked as Tipstaff to the Probate and Protective List Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW. Hugh practices primarily in probate, family provision, equity and protective litigation. Hugh has lectured in Succession for the Sydney University Law Extension Committee Diploma of Law (LPAB).
Hugh was listed in the Doyle’s Guide “Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel” as Recommended Counsel in 2019 and Leading Counsel in 2020 and 2021.
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.
Dowdy v Clemson  NSWSC 1273
Marlow v Croft  NSWSC 251
Application by NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Edward Charles Turner)  NSWSC 944
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
The Owners – Strata Plan No 55773 v Roden; Spiers v The Owners – Strata Plan No 77953  NSWCATAP 95
Yardy v Owners Corporation SP 57237  NSWCATCD 19
Seminars and Presentations
“Life Cycle of a Family Provision Claim in NSW: A Practical Walkthough” (Paper authored with Patricia Muscat) presented at the Blue Mountains Law Society Succession Conference on 11 September 2020.
“Statutory Will Applications and the Protective Jurisdiction” (Paper authored 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.