About Dr Anton Hughes

Anton Hughes

Anton is a barrister at Maurice Byers Chambers in Sydney. He was called to the Bar in 2013 and practises primarily in the following areas.

  • Appeals
  • Commercial Law
  • Communications/Media
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity
  • Intellectual Property

Anton advises and acts on behalf of his clients in a range of disputes, at trial and appellate level. Appearing both led and unled, Anton has extensive advocacy experience in the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal and the District and Local Court of New South Wales. He has also appeared in the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.

Anton is the founder of Tiro, a practice management software system for barristers. His technological experience is bolstered by his previous career as a computer programmer and information systems manager at large corporations in Melbourne and Hobart.

He holds a PhD in Patent Law, and his thesis analysed the complex issue of whether software should be patentable. Anton also holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Deakin University in Melbourne and the University of Tasmania, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Computer Systems from the University of Queensland.


PhD, LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems), GradDipLegalPrac, GradCertCommercialisation

Contact Details

For further information regarding Anton’s areas of expertise and fees, or for a curriculum vitae, including a list of cases in which Anton has appeared, please contact his clerk Melissa Brown on +61 2 8233 0300.

  +61 2 8233 0300
  +61 2 8233 0333
  Level 60, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
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