Hugh Morrison


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, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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 [2017] WASCA 215, “Recent Cases”, Australian Law Journal Vol 92 Part 5.

Selected Cases

Re Estate of Ahmed Abou-Khalid [2024] NSWSC 253

Papantoniou v Foundouradakis [2023] NSWSC 1374

Equity Trustees Wealth Services Limited v Astill [2023] NSWSC 1209

Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v University of New South Wales [2023] NSWSC 1061

A Daughter’s Application [2023] NSWSC 219

Carrington v Wallace [2022] NSWSC 1078 (led by A Cheshire SC)

Re Estate of the Late Gerhard Anthony Haberl (known as Gary Anthony Haberl) (No 2) [2022] NSWSC 803

Re PDC [2021] NSWSC 1701

Stanford v Stanford [2021] NSWSC 1469

Dowdy v Clemson [2021] NSWSC 1273

Marlow v Croft [2020] NSWSC 251

Application by NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Edward Charles Turner) [2020] NSWSC 944

Re MP’s Statutory Will [2019] NSWSC 331

Coshott v Parker [2019] FCAFC 14 (led by M Castle)

NSW Trustee and Guardian v. [2018] NSWSC 1020

SZF [2019] NSWCATGD 12

New South Wales Trustee and Guardian v Clark [2019] NSWCATAP 257

CPB Contractors Pty Ltd v Rizzani De Eccher Australia Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1798 (led by N Nicholls SC)

The Owners – Strata Plan No 55773 v Roden; Spiers v The Owners – Strata Plan No 77953 [2020] NSWCATAP 95

Yardy v Owners Corporation SP 57237 [2018] 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.

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