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. Nick is an experienced advocate. He has appeared before tribunals (including VCAT and VOCAT), led conciliations in the AHRC and VEOHRC, and in the Coroners Court.  

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, 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, and as a research fellow to the Dean of the Melbourne Law School. 

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 is reading with Kylie Evans. His senior mentor is Claire Harris QC.  

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