Areas of Practice
Nick was called to the bar in September 2013.
Nick has a broad practice focussing on industrial, criminal and personal injury law.
Nick represents businesses, individuals, registered organisations and government departments in federal and state courts. He also appears in conciliation and arbitration processes before the Fair Work Commission, NCAT and the NSW Workers Compensation Commission.
In 2014 Nick was appointed to Legal Aid’s General Criminal Law Panel. He is also an approved legal service provider for workers compensation matters.
Prior to commencing at the bar Nick was a Senior Associate in the Workplace Relations team at Holman Webb Lawyers. From 2008 to 2010 Nick practiced in London where he worked exclusively for the government legal service and resolved employment, taxation and border disputes.
Nick is admitted to practice in NSW, the ACT and England & Wales.
Nick graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws in 2003.
Outside of the law Nick’s interests relate to sport and fitness. Nick is volunteer surf lifesaver with North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club. He is also the honorary lawyer for Easts Cricket Club (Waverley) Inc.
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Work Health & Safety Law
Represented businesses in proceedings brought under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000, including advising on alternatives to prosecution (i.e. Enforceable Undertakings)
SafeWork NSW v Aluminium Shapemakers Pty Ltd,  NSWDC, unreported (unled)
Restraint of trade – resisted application by employer for an injunction to restrain a former sales employee from working with a competing IT business
Represented the Fair Work Ombudsman in civil penalty proceedings
Represented the CEPU in a successful Full Bench appeal against a decision to approve a single enterprise agreement
Represented a member of the CEPU in a union rules case in the Federal Court of Australia
Resisted application by an employee to extend time to bring an unfair dismissal application
Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
Nick has protected the interests of persons called to give evidence before the Trade Union Royal Commission and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Represented individual client in disciplinary proceedings before the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority. The proceedings involved over 30 separate grounds of complaint under the Registered Club Act 1976
Judicial review proceedings relating to WorkCover’s refusal classify a workplace fatality as a “journey claim” under NSW workers compensation laws for the purposes of calculating insurance premiums
Riverina Plaster Works Pty Ltd v WorkCover NSW (2013/254475) (Led by Hooke SC)
Workers Compensation/Personal Injury
Successful appeal in the Workers Compensation Commission
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