Nikolas is an insurance litigation lawyer with particular expertise in workplace, motor vehicle and public liability disputes.
Nikolas advises on, manages and resolves disputed (or likely to be disputed) insurance claims, including coverage, indemnity, liability, and other broad policy issues.
He is skilled in resolving disputes before litigation is required, and when necessary he appears as an advocate in courts in the ACT, New South Wales and Queensland as well as in the Federal Court.
Nikolas works with a range of private and government insurers, including self-insureds.
Nikolas has a Juris Doctor from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Science specialising in Biological Sciences from Burman University in Alberta, Canada.
He is also a member of the ACT Law Society’s Civil Litigation Committee.
Earlier in Nikolas’ career, he spent a short period working overseas in the forestry and agriculture sectors before completing further studies in law. He then worked as an Associate to Justice Mossop in the ACT Supreme Court and later joined Sparke Helmore before a brief departure to another firm. He re-joined Sparke Helmore in mid-2018.
Nikolas enjoys spending time with his family and working (mostly on fences) on their rural home property near Bredbo, New South Wales. He is also an avid outdoorsman with a penchant for mountain hiking, navigating and backcountry camping.