Hugh W. Somerville


Called to the Bar: 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial
  • Corporations and insolvency
  • Equity
  • Real property


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 and is usually unled.

Hugh has a strong interest in sports law, having pursued his own sporting endeavours before being called to the Bar. Hugh now 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, Fiji Rugby and Randwick Rugby club.

Outside of the law, Hugh spends his time surfing and with his family. Hugh is also a board member of a charity which assists Australian veterans with mental health.

Hugh was called to the Bar in 2011.