Nick is a commercial litigator specialising in competition and consumer law claims and regulatory actions, corporations law proceedings, and complex commercial disputes including class actions. He has experience acting in corporate and personal insolvency litigation, and advising corporate clients in non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters.
Nick has a measured and commercially pragmatic approach. He works closely with clients to develop effective strategies for the early and cost-effective resolution of disputes. He regularly advises and appears for clients before superior state and federal courts and tribunals in international arbitrations, mediations, expert determinations and before regulators.
Nick works with Australian and multinational corporates in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, media, entertainment, travel and tourism, petroleum, energy and financial services. He also acts for insolvency practitioners, company directors, and a number of high-profile and high net worth individuals.
"In a difficult dispute, it was reassuring to know that we could rely on Nick's professionalism and expertise to argue our case effectively and achieve a positive outcome." Peter Strain, Director—Property, Abacus Property Group.
Nick has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree, a Master of Professional Studies in International Relations and Human Rights (Hons), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management in the Aviation Industry.
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Nick was a commercial litigator with Gilbert + Tobin, which included a period when he was seconded to Telstra's regulatory affairs team to advise on the NBN rollout. Before then, he acted for a number of prominent Australian, New Zealand and multinational corporations in commercial litigation and trade practices matters at Bell Gully in New Zealand—the country's leading litigation and regulatory practice. There he gained significant experience handling high-stakes litigation and large-scale regulatory investigations and proceedings, principally for clients in the aviation and forest products industries.