Practising as a commercial barrister from Level Twenty Seven Chambers, Nicholas combines over 28 years’ experience as a lawyer, firstly at a top tier law firm and now as a barrister, with a friendly and collaborative working style. Clients with energy and resource interests include government departments, top tier international law firms and multi-national companies who engage Nicholas to act and advise on matters concerning mining leases, compensation claims, Environmental Protection Orders, as well as other intersecting legal areas such as contractual disputes, land law, and planning & environment law. Nicholas has conducted lengthy trials, including a number of lengthy e-trials in the Federal Court, the Supreme Court and Commercial Arbitration. His practice is dominated by legally complex and high value work in the Supreme Court and commercial arbitration. He appears in all courts, arbitrations and commissions of inquiry as well as possessing extensive experience in mediations, as counsel and mediator.