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Hugh Somerville practices principally in the areas of equity, commercial law and insolvency.
He is regularly briefed by liquidators, trustees, financiers, large companies and company directors. Hugh is often retained in matters involving novel points of law or equity and matters requiring focussed cross-examination.
Hugh appears frequently in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court (including appeals) in complex litigation. He was admitted to practice in 2009.
Hugh has a strong interest in sports law, having pursued his own sporting endeavours before being called to the Bar. Hugh appears as an advocate for athletes and elite sporting associations and has been briefed in numerous disciplinary matters on behalf of the Australian Wallabies, NSW Waratahs, ACT Brumbies, Fiji Rugby and Randwick Rugby Club. Hugh is a board member of a charity which assists Australian veterans with mental health. Hugh has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide leading insolvency & restructuring counsel New South Wales 2023.