Greens List Barristers

Nick Boyd-Caine Bar : 2021| Admitted : 2015

Nick has a broad practice focussing on public law (including judicial review, administrative law, human rights law, regulatory law and professional misconduct) and commercial law.

Phone : +61 3 9225 7222

Mobile : 0466 121 632

Email :

Chambers : Douglas Menzies Chambers


Nick has a broad practice in public and commercial law. Nick has appeared and given advice in a range of Commonwealth and Victorian jurisdictions, on matters ranging from migration appeals, Victorian Charter advice, and judicial review, to enforcement of contractual disputes, FOI appeals, and tort claims.

Nick has particular experience in:

  • Native Title – where he has appeared and provided advice in relation to claims under both the Native Title Act and the Traditional Owner Settlement Act (Vic), and been a contributing author to the Native Title News journal;
  • Anti-discrimination – where he has appeared led and unled in various jurisdictions (Commonwealth, Victoria, Northern Territory), on claims concerning racial, sex and disability discrimination; and
  • Coronial investigations – where he has appeared led and unled for both senior next of kin and interested parties, in inquests concerning deaths in custody and health care, and on public lands. 

Nick also practices in criminal law, with a particular focus on bail applications and sentencing.

Nick commenced his career at Allens, where he practised in the Disputes and Investigations team (general commercial litigation, and intellectual property). He then practised as a civil lawyer at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, where he led strategic litigation concerning access to the Koori Court, cultural rights under the Victorian Charter, investigations into Aboriginal deaths in custody, racial discrimination, tenancy, and victims of crime assistance matters. Nick has also worked as a Court Legal Advisor to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, where he provided written and oral advice to Magistrates on all areas of the Court’s jurisdiction. Nick was a research fellow to the Dean of the Melbourne Law School, where he currently co-ordinates the Legal Internship subject. 

Nick holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School, and a Master of Laws from Columbia University, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received a Recognition of Achievement from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law. 


Nick read with Kylie Evans. His senior mentor is Claire Harris QC. 


Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Nick Boyd-Caine | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225

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