Partner and highly respected commercial litigation lawyer Hugh Northam heads the Commercial Litigation department at Septimus Jones & Lee.
His reputation and expertise are widely acknowledged in the areas of dispute resolution and commercial litigation in both the Supreme and Federal courts of Australia, and throughout the profession and the commercial community.
For more than 25 years Hugh as established a position as a leading, senior figure in the areas of commercial litigation, of corporations law, particularly in the highly complex and topical area of directors’ duties and responsibilities and shareholders’ rights, in trade practices and in defamation and reputation management. He conducted the first internet defamation case in Australia, which has become the authority on the place of publication for defamation purposes of content published on the net.
He has acted for and advised numerous CEO’s and senior executives of high profile public corporations, senior politicians, celebrities and senior counsel at the Victorian Bar.
Always a considered lawyer who seeks to give practical, commercial advice based on technical expertise in the law combined with a detailed knowledge of clients and the satisfaction that comes from working closely with them, with his analytical mind perfectly suited to the complex and technical nature of this type of law. He is also respected by his peers in the legal profession in his dealings with them over many years.
Widely sought after, it is not surprising that Australia’s directory of legal personnel “Legal Profiles” placed him in the “Premier” category for commercial litigation, defamation and administrative law.
Well earned and independent recognition for someone who is numbered among Melbourne’s most experienced commercial litigators and dispute resolution achievers.