BSc, LLB (Hons 1), MBA (Melb)
Admitted to Practice:
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
22 April 2009
10 May 2018
Ninian Stephen Chambers
(03) 9225 7982
(03) 9225 7999 (Clerk)
0419 593 052
Nicholas practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on tax law, company law and equity and trusts.
Before joining the Bar, Nicholas served as a Senior Adviser in the Corporate and International Tax Division at the Commonwealth Treasury, with responsibility for the development of legislation to target base erosion and profit shifting. While at Treasury, he also advised on the personal/business tax interface, particularly the taxation of trust income. Additionally, he was a member of the Black Economy Taskforce, chaired by Michael Andrew AO, which made recommendations about tackling the cash economy, money laundering and illicit tobacco.
Prior to working at Treasury, Nicholas was the Senior Legal Adviser in the Office of the Premier of Victoria. He started practice as a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (as it then was).
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), winning several prizes. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in mathematics) and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Melbourne. He has completed ARITA’s Insolvency Education Program.
Nicholas is reading with Albert Dinelli and his senior mentor is Neil Young QC.