Principal Solicitor
LLB (Hons) BA (hons), Acc.Spec (crim)

Current practice

Nicole currently has an inquiries practice representing ministers, departments, statutory agencies, office holders in connection with their engagement with various royal Commissions and Inquiries.

She is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Specialist in Criminal Law.

Nicole's practice focuses on advising on the conduct of formal investigations and formal inquiries, including Royal Commissions, parliamentary inquiries and boards of inquiry.

Experience

Nicole is an experienced lawyer and advocate with over 20 years' experience in private legal practice.

She is the current Co- Chair of the Criminal Law section of the Law Institute of Victoria, and is a Senior Fellow at Monash University.

Nicole has extensive experience in providing expert and sensitive advice to clients, leading teams of lawyers and barristers, and managing the conduct of  complex litigation in the Supreme Court, County Court, Federal Court and Magistrates Courts of Victoria, including high profile and high stakes litigation. She has also provided specialist representation and advice in connection with matters before the Independent broad based Anti -Corruption Commission, the Office of the Chief Examiner, and in relation various disciplinary and Regulatory Boards and Tribunals.

She specialises in providing thorough, timely and accurate legal advice with a practical and strategic focus.

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Co-Chair, Criminal law Section, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Human Rights Section, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Editorial committee, "Precedent' magazine, ALA 
  • Monash University, Senior fellow
  • Fund in Court Human Rights Committee (Supreme Court)