Nick is a Partner in the Disputes team with more than 12 years’ experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency.
He advises insolvency practitioners, banks and individuals in relation to all aspects of corporate insolvency including receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation, as well as personal insolvency. He also acts for a variety of companies and businesses involved in commercial litigation, including publicly-listed companies, financial services providers, and banks and other lenders.
Nick also has first-hand experience with the operation of banks and other large organisations, having spent two years working as in-house Legal Counsel for Fortis Bank (now Credit Suisse) in Dublin, which specialised in the provision of banking and other financial services to investment funds.
Recent experience includes:
- Acting for the trustees of a bankrupt that operated a $154m Ponzi scheme, and recovering funds for the benefit of the bankrupt estate.
- Acting for a national consultancy firm in defending a $3.6m professional negligence claim issued by a Liquidator.
- Advising Voluntary Administrators/Liquidators in relation to claims under the Personal property Securities Act.
- Advising a purchaser of capital equipment in relation to obtaining clear title under the Personal property Securities Act.
- Assisting a Manager appointed by the Legal Services Board to facilitate the sale and orderly wind down of a CBD legal practice.
- Advising witnesses in relation to examinations conducted by Liquidators in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
- Acting for an ASX-listed lender defending a $45m class action in the Federal Court in New South Wales and obtaining Court approval of the settlement.
- Acting for the Liquidators of the Heritage Golf and Country Club, including successfully obtaining orders and declarations in relation to unreasonable director-related transactions and uncommercial transactions under the Corporations Act and obtaining Court approval of a settlement entered into by the Liquidators.