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. 

Nick is based in Perth and is a member of both the Western Australian Bar and the Victorian Bar. 

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" [2018] FCAFC 99 and (No 2) [2018] FCAFC 132 (application for special leave refused) for the Respondent (led by Angus Stewart SC);
  • Swashplate Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company t/as Liberty International Underwriters [2020] FCAFC 137 (led by Nicholas Owens SC);
  • Knights Quest Pty Ltd v Daiwa Can Company [2018] VSCA 349 for the Appellant (led by Ron Merkel QC);
  • Muto v Shepparton City Council [2018] VSCA 73 for the Appellant (led by Jeremy Twigg QC);
  • BMV16 v Minister for Home Affairs [2018] FCAFC 90 for the Appellant (led by Matthew Albert);


First instance

  • Re Sportshero Ltd; Ex Parte Sportshero Ltd [2021] WASC 108
  • Guardian Offshore AU Pty Ltd v Saab Seaeye Leopard 1702 [2020] FCA 273 (led by Ed Cox SC);
  • Mannassen Foods v Seaway Logistics [2020] VSC 835 (led by Matthew Harvey SC);
  • In the matter of Senvion Gmbh [2019] FCA 1124, (No 2) [2019] FCA 1732; (2019) 140 ACSR 20 and (No 3) [2020] FCA 1348 (led by Stewart Maiden QC);
  • King (Trustee), in the matter of Zetta Jet Pte Ltd v Linkage Access Limited [2018] FCA 1979 (led by Angus Stewart SC);
  • Technology Swiss Pty Ltd v Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) Pty Ltd [2019] VCC 1542;
  • Talias & Anor v Kioupelis & Anor [2017] 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. 

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Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Transport Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
International Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Energy Law & Resources Law
Equity & Trusts
International Law
Public International Law
Private International Law
Conflict of Laws
Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
23 Jun 2015
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
26 Oct 2016


BA(Hons) (UWA), JD (Melb)