Nick practices primarily in public, criminal and regulatory law. He also accepts briefs in constitutional law, migration law and quasi-criminal work, including proceeds of crime, inquests and disciplinary proceedings.
Public and Administrative Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Environmental Law and Planning Law
Before coming to the Bar, Nick worked at a number of government and regulatory agencies. He has extensive experience in criminal and regulatory investigations, commissions of inquiry, anti-corruption, and advising on a range of public law issues.
Immediately prior to joining the Bar, Nick was a Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) and regularly appeared as a solicitor-advocate in criminal and intervention order matters.
Before VLA, Nick was a Senior Lawyer at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), where he worked on the investigation and prosecution of corruption and police misconduct. He also advised broadly on public law matters, including statutory interpretation, public interest disclosures, freedom of information, human rights, the use and disclosure of official information, constitutional law and information privacy. While at IBAC, Nick appeared as counsel assisting in numerous coercive examinations and as an advocate in prosecution hearings and warrant applications.
Earlier in his career, Nick worked at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Victorian Ombudsman's office in legal and investigative roles.
Nick read with Peter Matthews and his senior mentor is Fiona McLeod S.C.