Nicola advises and represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial disputes. As a practitioner, Nicola draws on her extensive knowledge of relevant commercial law to develop strategies designed to protect and advance the rights and interests of her clients. Nicola has conducted matters in all relevant jurisdictions including the Federal Court of Australia and all Victorian Courts, including the Court of Appeal and Royal Commissions.
Nicola’s relevant practice experience includes:
- Financial Services
- Corporations law and Insolvency
- Consumer Law
- Property disputes
- General commercial disputes including complex contractual and trust matters
- Royal commissions and government inquiries
Nicola has substantial trial experience and a demonstrated ability to manage both large and small litigation matters. Nicola recognises the importance of identifying a client’s broader commercial needs and aims at the beginning of a matter, working with her clients to achieve those aims efficiently.
Since being admitted to practice in 2010, Nicola has been involved in a number of disputes for high-profile clients, and was part of the legal team acting for one of the five unions involved in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption hearings. Nicola was also a key member of the team acting in the union’s concurrent Federal Court proceedings against its former National Secretary, in respect of which the union was ultimately successful.
Nicola was actively involved in the successful outcome of two multi-million dollar claims for monies owed to a global financial services group under a series of margin-loan agreements. Nicola had a key role in achieving a positive outcome for an individual client involved in ongoing litigation over a period of six years with respect to a series of family trusts and businesses.
Nicola has also worked on numerous insolvency disputes and has experience in matters of insolvent trading, unfair preference claims and the issuing of statutory demands.
Nicola is currently acting for a high-profile family in the Supreme Court of Victoria in respect of a claim relating to termination of a long standing joint venture agreement.