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Nick
Modrzewski

Nick has a broad practice across commercial, criminal, administrative and common law. He also accepts briefs in confiscation matters. He has appeared in the Supreme Court, County Court, the Magistrates' Court, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Children’s Court.

Commercial law

Nick has advised and acted for individual clients and government organisations in a variety of commercial matters, such as contractual disputes, property law and breaches of the Corporations Act.

Criminal law

Nick has appeared in the County Court, Magistrates' Court and Children’s Court in criminal matters for both defence and prosecution. He is often briefed by the Office of Public Prosecutions and is currently junior to Brent Young QC in a County Court drug importation matter on behalf of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Immigration

Nick has provided advice regarding an application for judicial review in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Other experience

Prior to coming to the Bar, Nick was Senior Associate to the Hon. Justice Judd at the Supreme Court of Victoria, assisting in a variety of commercial matters, including high-volume debt recovery, contractual disputes and consumer law. He also worked in the Court of Appeal and the common law trial division for the Hon. Justices Coghlan and Zammit.

Nick has worked as a Philanthropy Consultant at Philanthropy Squared, advising not-for-profit boards and executive management about major gifts fundraising.  He is the Chair of an arts organisation, Play On, and a board member of West Space, a contemporary art space in Melbourne. He publishes in the area of arts law.

While at the University of Melbourne, Nick was a New Colombo Plan Scholar, studying for one semester in Singapore where he worked at Samuel Seow Law Corporation. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Nick read with Christian Juebner and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.

Memberships

Art and Collections Committee

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Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6856
Email nicholasm@vicbar.com.au
FAX +61 3 03 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 0330
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Appellate
Commercial Law
Common Law
Criminal Law
Proceeds of Crime
Confiscation of Assets
Public Law & Administrative Law

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
05 Dec 2017
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
10 May 2018

Qualifications

BFA, BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb)

Committee Memberships

Art and Collections Committee