Nick practises in commercial, admiralty and maritime, cross-border insolvency, insurance and private international law. He is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading junior counsel in Transportation.
Before coming to the Bar, Nick worked in the chambers of the Honourable Chief Justice Allsop of the Federal Court in the role of NCF Registrar and Admiralty Marshal.
Some recent matters in which Nick has been briefed include:
- Zetta Jet Pte Ltd v The Ship "Dragon Pearl"  FCAFC 99 and (No 2)  FCAFC 132 (application for special leave refused) for the Respondent (led by Angus Stewart SC);
- Knights Quest Pty Ltd v Daiwa Can Company  VSCA 349 for the Appellant (led by Ron Merkel QC);
- Muto v Shepparton City Council  VSCA 73 for the Appellant (led by Jeremy Twigg QC);
- BMV16 v Minister for Home Affairs  FCAFC 90 for the Appellant (led by Matthew Albert);
- Guardian Offshore AU Pty Ltd v Saab Seaeye Leopard 1702  FCA 273 (led by Ed Cox SC);
- Swashplate Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company trading as Liberty International Underwriters  FCA 15 (led by Nicholas Owens SC);
- In the matter of Senvion Gmbh  FCA 1124 and (No 2)  FCA 1732 (led by Stewart Maiden QC);
- King (Trustee), in the matter of Zetta Jet Pte Ltd v Linkage Access Limited  FCA 1979 (led by Angus Stewart SC);
- Technology Swiss Pty Ltd v Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) Pty Ltd  VCC 1542;
- Talias & Anor v Kioupelis & Anor  VCC 1920;
- Admiralty and maritime and cross border insolvency proceedings including arrest, damage and environmental damages issues;
- Insurance matters including marine insurance policies; and
- Corporate oppression proceedings and other matters arising under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Nick holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Western Australia.
Nick read with Rob Craig SC. His senior mentor is Charles Scerri QC.
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Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
International Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Energy Law & Resources Law
Equity & Trusts
Public International Law
Private International Law
Conflict of Laws
Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law
Admitted to the Legal Profession:
23 Jun 2015
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
26 Oct 2016
BA(Hons) (UWA), JD (Melb)