Nawaar Hassan practises in commercial and administrative law. She has particular expertise in insurance and superannuation matters.
In the insurance field, Nawaar’s experience includes:
Nawaar also acts in a broad range of commercial and administrative law matters. She has acted in matters involving:
The breadth of Nawaar’s experience is illustrated by a selection of recent matters she has acted in:
Fenix Property Group Pty Ltd v Winters Conveyancing Pty Ltd  VCC
Professional indemnity claim against a conveyancer for loss caused by the failure to register an amended plan of subdivision.
Claim for total and permanent disablement benefits pursuant to defined benefits superannuation scheme.
Judicial review of a decision made under the Firearms Act 1996.
Beaches Jetty Operations Pty Ltd v Pacific Pontoon & Pier (Residential) Pty Ltd  VCC
Claims concerning the cause of damage to a boat and marina during a storm.
Judicial review of an insurance matter where indemnity was denied based on alleged non-cooperation by the insured.
Collins Squared Pty Ltd v Jameson Enterprises Pty Ltd  VCC
Claim for misleading and deceptive conduct arising out of the sale of a business.
Freedom of information application for CCTV footage taken inside a train carriage and subsequent appeal of VCAT decision to the Supreme Court.
Freedom of information application involving the issue of a conclusive certificate that disclosure of the document would be expected to endanger security, the effect of a non-publication order and the application of the Harman principle.
Traditional Values Management Ltd v Taylor  VSC
Professional indemnity claims by liquidator of failed managed investment scheme against accountants and auditors.
Domestic building dispute involving misappropriation of funds by a builder.
Claim for total and permanent disablement benefits pursuant to group life insurance policy.
Claim by former gaming licensee arising out of the enactment of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and reform of poker machine regulation in Victoria. Significant issues of client legal privilege and joint privilege.
Before coming to the Bar Nawaar worked as the Associate to Justice Cavanough of the Supreme Court of Victoria and to Judge Taft of the County Court of Victoria. In the civil jurisdiction, she worked on a wide variety of matters in the trial division and the Court of Appeal. In the criminal jurisdiction, she worked on a large number of trials, pleas and appeals in the County Court and Court of Appeal.
Nawaar has also worked at DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) where she was involved in insurance and professional indemnity litigation, maritime, trade & transport, and administrative law matters.
In August 2012, Nawaar completed the Hague Academy of International Law’s Summer Programme on Private International Law where she came third in the examinations.
Nawaar read with Christopher Horan QC. Her senior mentor was Samantha Marks QC (now Her Honour Judge Marks of the County Court of Victoria).