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About Nick

Nick is a Partner at HFW with more than 30 years’ experience as a construction and arbitration lawyer. He primarily advises head contractors, specialist subcontractors and construction design consultants. He focuses on arbitration and large scale litigation relating to major transport infrastructure and energy-related projects, particularly renewable energy.

He is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an executive board member of ACICA. Nick is a practicing arbitrator and is on the list of arbitrators at the HKIAC, a Grade 3 Resolution Institute arbitrator as well as being on the list of arbitrators held by the Asian International Arbitration Centre.

Key Experience includes:

  • Acting for Korean EPC contractors in relation to disputes concerning the construction of a power plant in Iraq.
  • Representing an International joint venture contractor in insurance claims for a rail tunnelling project in Perth, Australia.
  • Acting for an Engineering consultant in multi-party proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court relating to tunnelling project in Sydney
  • Acting for EPC contractors for solar farm projects in Queensland, NSW and Victoria in claims under the EPC Contract and claims against subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Acting for specialist heavy lift contractors in claims against the head contractor relating to claims for delays and additional works relating to a wind farm project in Victoria.
  • Advising Korean EPC contractors in respect of claims for additional work and defects relating to a hydro-power plant in Pakistan.

Nick is admitted in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia. Nick advises on projects globally from his base in Melbourne.

Nick is listed as a Construction expert in Who’s Who Legal and a leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers in the Doyles Guide.

Nick is highly recommended by Chambers and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 for Construction. Clients praise Nick for his“hands-on approach” and noted: “with his involvement, we feel comfortable that the company’s interests will be safeguarded”