Nawaar Hassan practises in commercial and administrative law. She has particular expertise in insurance and superannuation.
Nawaar practices across a range of commercial disputes. Her broad experience includes matters involving:
Nawaar has specialist expertise in insurance law. She acts both for insurers and insureds in indemnity disputes, defence of claims and subrogated recovery.
She regularly acts in matters involving avoidance for alleged non-disclosure and alleged fraudulent claims in both general and life insurance.
Nawaar has experience across the field of general insurance including:
Nawaar has particular expertise in life, total and permanent disability, income protection, accident and trauma cover. Her experience includes both group and retail policies. Her work has involved disputes about the:
Nawaar has a deep understanding of superannuation law. She has regularly acted in matters involving both regulated superannuation funds and statutory schemes. Her work in the superannuation field has included issues such as:
Nawaar's administrative law experience ranges from merits review at Tribunal level to Victorian Court of Appeal matters involving fundamental change in government policy. Her recent matters have invlolved:
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.
As Associate to Justice Cavanough, she worked on a wide variety of matters in the trial division and the Court of Appeal. She assisted Justice Cavanough as Judge in Charge of the Judicial Review and Appeals List.
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).