Nicolas maintains a broad practice in commercial and public law, primarily in the fields of competition and consumer law, insurance, taxation, insolvency, class actions, regulatory investigations, and public and constitutional law.
Before being called to the Bar, Nicolas was an associate to the Hon. Justice Nettle AC of the High Court of Australia. He also developed broad commercial experience in Melbourne and London as a solicitor for over five years at Clayton Utz, at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London, and at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Due to his regulatory experience, Nicolas has particular knowledge in competition and consumer law, including emerging issues arising from digital platforms and the consumer data right (CDR). Following his experience in London, where he worked on complex policyholder claims, Nicolas developed experience in all aspects of insurance coverage disputes, with a focus on issues arising in building & construction, decommissioning, business interruption, and bushfire litigation.
Nicolas is also well versed in public and constitutional law, particularly in judicial review matters, including migration and medical panel determinations, and advises both private and government clients. His work in constitutional law has been cited in leading texts and by the High Court of Australia.
Nicolas holds degrees in commerce and law from Monash University. He also read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. During his studies Nicolas received several academic awards, including the Sir Rupert Cross prize in evidence at Oxford.
Nicolas is reading with Alistair Pound. His senior mentor is Peter Hanks QC.
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Owen Dixon Chambers West
Ground Floor, 525 Lonsdale St
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
Equity & Trusts
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Technology Law & Media Law
Admitted to the Legal Profession:
11 Dec 2012
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
07 May 2020
Also Entitled to Practise in
All Australian States and Jurisdictions
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia