I appreciate the trust my clients put in me. I will always do my best for each and every one of them.

Hazel in 60 seconds

Hazel is an intellectual property lawyer who advises her clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property issues.

Hazel acts for clients from a diverse range of industries, such as financial services, media, public sector and fashion, in respect of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property issues.

She assists her clients with securing intellectual property rights and advises on brand protection issues and trade mark strategies including trade mark clearance. She also manages international trade mark portfolios for some of her clients. Hazel has advised on trade mark prosecution issues and acts in trade mark opposition and non-use actions.

Hazel advises on infringement of trade marks, patents, copyright and designs along with passing off and Australian Consumer Law issues.

Hazel's clients also call upon her to help them to commercialise their intellectual property. She advises on intellectual property aspects of transactions, including carrying out intellectual property due diligence.


  • BBLS LLM Commercial Law
    Qualified Irish Trade Mark Agent
    Qualified European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

    International experience

    Hazel was admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 2003. Prior to joining HDY, she worked as a solicitor in some of the leading intellectual property firms in Ireland where she specialised in intellectual property law. Hazel acted in a number of high profile trade mark, patent and design litigation proceedings in the Irish High Court and the Supreme Court and also advised clients on commercialising their intellectual property.

Independent Recognition

  • Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property by Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015 and 2014
  • Listed as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2016

Industry associations

  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Copyright Society of Australia, INTA and the Law Society of Ireland

Hazel's Recent Experience

Sydney Airport Corporation Limited

Assisting Sydney Airport Corporation Limited with a tender for advertising rights at Sydney Airport and drafting and negotiating the advertising agreement for the whole of airport advertising.

NSW Government Agencies

Advising a number of NSW government agencies in respect of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters relating to trade marks, copyright and patents.

MTR Corporation Limited

Advising MTR and negotiating the IP provisions with subcontractors in respect of the $1bn North West Rail Link project for the NSW Government.

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Acting on behalf of Kyocera Document Solutions in respect of trade mark registration and protection strategies in Australia.

Challenger Limited

Advising on a range of IP issues, including rebranding strategies for a number of entities within the Challenger group as well as advising on advertising clearance and copyright issues for a television campaign.

Hazel's Recent Insights

EU trade marks – a Brexit strategy

  • 24 Oct 2016

It has been four months since the people of the UK voted (much to the dismay of the majority of voters in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland) for Brexit; for the UK to leave the European Union.S...

Compliance a must with new NSW disclosure requirements

  • 18 Jan 2016

18  January 2016The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (PPIPA) sets out the legislative framework for the management and protection of personal information by NSW ...