Ms Annette Hughes > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
LEVEL 36, BOURKE PLACE
600 BOURKE STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Position

Consultant

Career

Annette is known for her practical strategic advice and cool head in high stakes, commercial litigation and disputes, as well as critical regulatory investigations and compliance matters. With 25 years’ experience managing complex and often multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations, Annette is acknowledged as an expert in Litigation, Class Actions, Regulatory, and Product Liability practice. 

Her advice is sought after in relation to matters ranging from risk management and regulatory compliance – including regarding corruption and bribery, product liability, trade practices, through to complex and critical investigations, inquiries and commercial disputes. Her legal knowledge and commercial approach inspire the ultimate trust in her solutions and advice.

She is well-recognised for her talents, including by Best Lawyers Peer Review and International Who’s Who Legal, in Litigation, Class Actions, Regulatory/Investigations, and Product Liability (Product Liability Lawyer of the Year).  She is also the Lawyers’ Weekly Female Partner of the Year.

Annette is also a firm and community leader, as a member of Corrs’ ELT, Co-chair of its Diversity Council, Chair of the Women’s Circus, and office-holder and leader serving the legal community in multiple ways.

Annette’s client list regularly features many of Australia’s best known entities, as well as multi-national organisations including Amcor, Billabong, BHP Billiton, Coles Group, DuluxGroup, General Electric, Iluka, Plantronics, Rio Tinto and St Barbara.

Memberships

Football Federation Victoria Director (2009-2011) National Product Liability Association President (2009 & 2010) Executive Committee Member (1999-present) Editor, Brief (2003-present) International Association of Defence Counsel Member (2003-present) Defence Research Institute Member (1992-present) Law Institute of Victoria Member (1999-present) California Bar Association Member (1990-present) Bar Association of San Francisco Product Liability Committee Chair (1995-1997) Eltham College Junior Years Association Secretary (2009-present).