Nick is a lawyer in our Hornsby office. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Nick’s experience to date has been in general law practice, employment law, and more recently, in family law. He particularly likes working in these areas, together with human rights law, as he has a strong moral compass as a lawyer and is an ardent advocate for human rights and justice.
Nick is also interested in estate planning and civil litigation. He believes that estate planning is an area of law that people are often not well prepared for, and likes being able to help them navigate the myriad of rules, restrictions, tax laws and planning involved to manage their individual situation and ensure they retain some control over how they will be treated when older and vulnerable.
A matter that Nick worked on resulted in over $100,000 of misappropriated funds being unearthed in a will dispute that concerned an elderly client with dementia, and a son who had moved her to another state and changed her will behind her carer’s back.
As a lawyer, Nick is compassionate, which gives him empathy for his clients and their emotional state. He is also a lateral thinker, which helps him to step back and capture the bigger picture of the challenge at hand. He is a competent public speaker, highly organised and unafraid of approaching difficult conversations.
Nick has wanted to be a lawyer since he was nine years old and conducted his first investigation to discover the true identity of Santa Claus – unearthing evidence of a present receipt, taking witness statements from his brother, and then confronting his parents about their fraudulent behavior and felonious impersonation of Santa. While his investigation ruined Christmas that year, it awakened a passion for justice and sealed his future career as a lawyer.
While at university, Nick took up advocacy roles for minorities needing a voice when he could.
Outside of work, Nick likes catching up with his friends for trivia or board games. He is also an entertainer, enjoying singing at the local karaoke bar and being involved in performances on stage when possible.