Hugh Marshall SC


Telephone: 02 9233 7711
Fax: 02 9232 8975

Mr Hugh Marshall SC has an extensive common law practice, both at trial and on appeal, he has also frequently appeared in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as well as in Military Courts Martial and Tribunals.

Mr Marshall SC has been leading Counsel in many cases that have ben widely reported. The following are illustrative of the breadth of his practice.

Curtis v Harden Shire Council NSW Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Liability of Public Authority as road authority – s 43A Civil Liability Act/Causation
Oyston v St Patrick’s College Court of Appeal School bullying case – breach of duty/causation/damages.
Picken v Williamson & Scott District Court and Court of Appeal Motor vehicle accident – pedestrian struck by car on highway/breach of duty/contributory negligence/damages. Shephard v FAW Industries ACT Supreme Court Employment accident. Occupiers/employers liability. Employment in NSW and ACT – application of which policy of insurance. Hawchar v Dasreef Pty Limited Court of Appeal Dust Diseases – admissibility of expert’s report. Quintano v BW Rose New South Wales Supreme Court Breach of Duty of nightclub owner and security firm. Assessment of damages for catastrophic injuries. Sovereign Finance v ASIC AAT Restoration of Financial Trading Licence.
Grealy & Matthews v Armellin ACT Supreme Court Breach of duty of medical practitioner involving IVF treatment and assessment of damages for an additional child.
Coombes v RTA District Court and Court of Appeal Liability of Council as road authority/breach of duty/entitlement to indemnity costs.
Mackinnon v BHP New South Wales Supreme Court Psychiatric injury in the course of employment. Duty of care/breach/damages.
Smith v Jennings District Court, Court of Appeal and High Court Motor vehicle accident. Statutory interpretation: Duty owed to a passenger when not in vehicle.
Kolodzieczyk v Grand View Pty Limited District Court and Court of Appeal Accident on building site, duty owed by principal to an independent contractor.

Mr Marshall SC was an Officer in the Army Reserve Legal Corp for more than 20 years and appeared in many Courts Martial and Appeals. He has also appeared frequently in Appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport involving athletes, sports administrators and commercial stakeholders.

He has held appointments as a NSW District Court and Supreme Court Arbitrator. He has been a member of the NSW Bar Council and has served on professional conduct committees for more than 15 years. Mr Marshall SC has presented lectures in ethics and conducted advocacy training workshops for more than 20 years.

Areas of Practice
Common Law, including Medical and Professional Negligence, Appellate advocacy, Sports law and Commercial law.

Education: BA LLB (ANU)
Admitted to Practice : 1978
Admitted to Bar: 1983
Appointed as Senior Counsel: 2003
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