Dr Nicholas Petrie

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2011
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Nick has a broad practice, primarily in commercial, public and environmental law.

Before coming to the Bar, he served as an Associate (Judicial Assistant) to the Rt Hon Lord Dyson in appeals before the UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
He also worked for over five years in commercial disputes, including at MinterEllison in Melbourne and Herbert Smith Freehills in London. In terms of public law, Nick practised as a solicitor in the civil law team of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, where he acted for clients from Darwin and remote Indigenous communities. Nick also worked at the UK Government Legal Department, where he focused on judicial review applications and human rights claims.

Nick has published in a number of journals, including the Cambridge Law Journal, American Journal of International Law and the Deakin Law Review.

Nick holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge, where he attended as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. His thesis focused on Australian constitutional law and was examined by the Hon Robert French AC. Prior to this, he was awarded a Master of Laws from the LSE, where he won the prize for top student in public international law across the six law schools comprising the University of London. Nick also holds bachelor degrees in Arts and Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Nick read with Emrys Nekvapil and his senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC, Solicitor-General for the State of Victoria.

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

ArbitrationArbitration Mediation & AdrBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialConfidential InformationConflict of LawsConstitutional LawConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsCustomsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEmployment and Industrial RelationsEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInquestsInsolvencyInsuranceInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewMediationMerits ReviewMigrationMining and ResourcesNative TitlePrivate International LawProfessional NegligenceProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSecuritiesSports LawTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • ‘Covid-19 and the Australian Human Rights Acts’ (2020) 45 Alternative Law Journal 175 (with Kylie Evans)
  • ‘Indications of Inconsistency’ (2019) 78 Cambridge Law Journal 612
  • ‘Public Functions and Private Bodies’ (Nov 2019) Law Institute of Victoria Journal (with Kylie Evans)
  • ‘De Leopoldo López’ (2016) 110 American Journal of International Law 781
  • ‘Child Protection Matters in the Northern Territory’ (2014) 39 Alternative Law Journal 104 (with Louise Kruger)
  • ‘Reforming the Remedy: Getting the Right Remedial Structure to Protect Personal Privacy’ (2012) 17 Deakin Law Review 121

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/LLB (Hons) Melbourne University
LLM (Distinction) LSE
PHD in Law - Cambridge University

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Dr Nicholas Petrie

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2011
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Profile

Nick has a broad practice, primarily in commercial, public and environmental law.

Before coming to the Bar, he served as an Associate (Judicial Assistant) to the Rt Hon Lord Dyson in appeals before the UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
He also worked for over five years in commercial disputes, including at MinterEllison in Melbourne and Herbert Smith Freehills in London. In terms of public law, Nick practised as a solicitor in the civil law team of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, where he acted for clients from Darwin and remote Indigenous communities. Nick also worked at the UK Government Legal Department, where he focused on judicial review applications and human rights claims.

Nick has published in a number of journals, including the Cambridge Law Journal, American Journal of International Law and the Deakin Law Review.

Nick holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge, where he attended as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. His thesis focused on Australian constitutional law and was examined by the Hon Robert French AC. Prior to this, he was awarded a Master of Laws from the LSE, where he won the prize for top student in public international law across the six law schools comprising the University of London. Nick also holds bachelor degrees in Arts and Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Nick read with Emrys Nekvapil and his senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC, Solicitor-General for the State of Victoria.

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

ArbitrationArbitration Mediation & AdrBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialConfidential InformationConflict of LawsConstitutional LawConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsCustomsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEmployment and Industrial RelationsEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInquestsInsolvencyInsuranceInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewMediationMerits ReviewMigrationMining and ResourcesNative TitlePrivate International LawProfessional NegligenceProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSecuritiesSports LawTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Publication

  • ‘Covid-19 and the Australian Human Rights Acts’ (2020) 45 Alternative Law Journal 175 (with Kylie Evans)
  • ‘Indications of Inconsistency’ (2019) 78 Cambridge Law Journal 612
  • ‘Public Functions and Private Bodies’ (Nov 2019) Law Institute of Victoria Journal (with Kylie Evans)
  • ‘De Leopoldo López’ (2016) 110 American Journal of International Law 781
  • ‘Child Protection Matters in the Northern Territory’ (2014) 39 Alternative Law Journal 104 (with Louise Kruger)
  • ‘Reforming the Remedy: Getting the Right Remedial Structure to Protect Personal Privacy’ (2012) 17 Deakin Law Review 121

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/LLB (Hons) Melbourne University
LLM (Distinction) LSE
PHD in Law - Cambridge University

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Australian Association of Constitutional Law