Mr Haroon R Hassan

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Haroon has over 15 years experience in dispute resolution both within Australia and internationally. He has appeared as an advocate in superior courts and specialist tribunals and is often called upon to advise on sensitive and urgent matters. His clients have included high-profile individuals, governments and listed companies.

Prior to his admission to practice he was an associate to the Hon. Justice Mary Gaudron in the High Court of Australia and the Hon. Justice John Perry AO in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

He has degrees in Arts and Law (with Honours) from the University of Adelaide, where he was awarded the Justin Skipper Prize. In 2003 he completed a Master of Laws at Columbia University in New York where he graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Commercial Law

He regularly appears in commercial matters before State and Federal Courts as well as specialist tribunals. He has acted as counsel in disputes over high value contracts, shareholders rights, directors duties, employment and industrial disputes, copyright, breach of confidence, trade marks, domain names, consumer law claims and energy law.  He also has experience in the area of corporate insolvency and has appeared on behalf of liquidators, receivers and administrators in a range of matters (including the conduct of public examinations).

Media, Entertainment & Sports Law

He acts for a number of leading publishers and broadcasters including the Seven Network, Nine Network, Fairfax, News Corporation and the ABC.  He regularly advises on defamation, contempt and applications under the Open Courts Act. In addition to his media work Haroon also acts for and advises leading sporting organisations, administrators and athletes.

Public Law & Regulatory Matters

He has considerable experience acting for public sector clients who exercise regulatory functions and powers. This includes appearing as counsel in judicial review matters, merits review hearings, disciplinary proceedings, compulsory examinations, inquiries and prosecutions. 

He is often briefed by regulatory authorities and practitioners in disciplinary proceedings at first instance, on review and on appeal.

He is experienced in the regulation of the Education sector (having acted both for and against regulatory authorities operating throughout Australia). He also welcomes briefs in Planning & Environmental as well as Building & Construction matters.

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.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    07 August 2000
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    16 May 2013
  • Qualifications
    BA, LLB (Hons) (Adelaide), GDLP, LLM (Columbia)

Areas of Speciality

  • Arbitration & ADR
  • Asia Practice
  • Building & Construction
  • Civil Procedure
  • Competition & Consumer Law
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy
  • Environment & Planning
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • Public Law
  • Sports