Nicholas is a Special Counsel at Commercial & Legal and specialises in dispute resolution and litigation. He has practiced extensively in the conduct of complex disputes in South Australia. Nicholas has broad experience in the litigation of disputes on commercial and residential construction and infrastructure projects, including all aspects of expert determination and adjudication (security of payment). He has acted for individuals, corporate entities and insurers in complex proceedings in both State and Federal Courts.
He has had listings in Doyle's Guide of Construction & Infrastructure Rising Stars and has built a reputation as a construction and infrastructure lawyer. He draws on the experience he has had acting for homeowners, builders, subcontractors and the professional indemnity insurers of professionals involved in the construction industry, including architects and engineers.
He provides clear and strategic legal advice and representation even during the most trying times to achieve the best possible outcomes. Nicholas is driven to find pragmatic solutions to resolve even the most complex and intractable disputes. He focuses on achieving the best commercial outcomes for his clients by helping them to understand their risk and how to manage it.
Nicholas manages litigation files, appears as counsel and instructs members of the independent bar when the circumstances require.
His experience has proved invaluable as he aims to provide practical construction project management and contract advice to minimise the likelihood and cost of disputes.
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Australian Institute of Building
Australian Institute of Credit Management
Housing Industry Association
Law Society of South Australia
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Building and construction law