Julia Nikolic

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2019
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Julia practises in commercial and public law. She has particular experience in contractual disputes, professional negligence, competition and consumer law, construction and insolvency.

 Prior to coming to the Victorian Bar, Julia was an associate to the Honourable Justice Elliott of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  She was also a solicitor in the commercial litigation team at King & Wood Mallesons.

Julia holds a Juris Doctor with first class honours from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded the Supreme Court Prize for achieving the highest overall mark, as well as the subject prize for Evidence and Proof, Joan Rosanove QC Memorial Prize, E J B Nunn Scholarship and Arnold Bloch Leibler Melbourne JD Award.  She also holds a Bachelor of Business with first class honours from the University of New South Wales.

Previously, Julia served as an Intelligence Officer in the Australian Regular Army, completing two operational deployments to Afghanistan.  Julia continues to serve as a member of the Army Reserve and holds an Australian Government Negative Vetting (NV1) security clearance.

Julia read with Helen Tiplady and her senior mentor is David Batt QC.

Some recent matters in which Julia has been briefed include:

• HungryPanda AU & Ors v Fantuan Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Jim Peters QC and Mark Costello, with Ahmed Terzic)

• Pari v Commonwealth of Australia & Anor (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Richard Knowles QC and Eugenia Levine)

• Hadadzadeh v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Peter Gray QC and Christopher Tran)

• EVM20 v Commonwealth (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Anna Mitchelmore QC)

• LDS Lifestyle Pty Ltd v Promax Building Developments Pty Ltd (Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal, ongoing) (led by Adam Rollnik)

• Payton Securities Pty Ltd v Mason White McDougall (Hurstbridge) Pty Ltd & Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria, judgment reserved) (led by Simon Pitt)

• Djokovic v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCAFC 3 (led by Stephen Lloyd SC and Christopher Tran, with Naomi Wooton)

• Commissioner of Taxation v PricewaterhouseCoopers [2022] FCA 278 (led by David Batt QC and Helen Tiplady)

• Kenfield & Anor v De Man & Anor (County Court of Victoria, unled) (settled at trial)

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

ArbitrationArbitration Mediation & AdrAviationClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConflict of LawsConstitutional LawConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityEmployment and Industrial RelationsExpert DeterminationHuman RightsInquestsInsolvencyInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewLeasesMediationMerits ReviewPrivate International LawProduct LiabilityProfessional NegligencePropertyProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

QUALIFICATIONS

Juris Doctor - University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Business - University of NSW

Julia Nikolic

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2019
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Profile

Julia practises in commercial and public law. She has particular experience in contractual disputes, professional negligence, competition and consumer law, construction and insolvency.

 Prior to coming to the Victorian Bar, Julia was an associate to the Honourable Justice Elliott of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  She was also a solicitor in the commercial litigation team at King & Wood Mallesons.

Julia holds a Juris Doctor with first class honours from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded the Supreme Court Prize for achieving the highest overall mark, as well as the subject prize for Evidence and Proof, Joan Rosanove QC Memorial Prize, E J B Nunn Scholarship and Arnold Bloch Leibler Melbourne JD Award.  She also holds a Bachelor of Business with first class honours from the University of New South Wales.

Previously, Julia served as an Intelligence Officer in the Australian Regular Army, completing two operational deployments to Afghanistan.  Julia continues to serve as a member of the Army Reserve and holds an Australian Government Negative Vetting (NV1) security clearance.

Julia read with Helen Tiplady and her senior mentor is David Batt QC.

Some recent matters in which Julia has been briefed include:

• HungryPanda AU & Ors v Fantuan Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Jim Peters QC and Mark Costello, with Ahmed Terzic)

• Pari v Commonwealth of Australia & Anor (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Richard Knowles QC and Eugenia Levine)

• Hadadzadeh v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Peter Gray QC and Christopher Tran)

• EVM20 v Commonwealth (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) (led by Anna Mitchelmore QC)

• LDS Lifestyle Pty Ltd v Promax Building Developments Pty Ltd (Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal, ongoing) (led by Adam Rollnik)

• Payton Securities Pty Ltd v Mason White McDougall (Hurstbridge) Pty Ltd & Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria, judgment reserved) (led by Simon Pitt)

• Djokovic v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCAFC 3 (led by Stephen Lloyd SC and Christopher Tran, with Naomi Wooton)

• Commissioner of Taxation v PricewaterhouseCoopers [2022] FCA 278 (led by David Batt QC and Helen Tiplady)

• Kenfield & Anor v De Man & Anor (County Court of Victoria, unled) (settled at trial)

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

ArbitrationArbitration Mediation & AdrAviationClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConflict of LawsConstitutional LawConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityEmployment and Industrial RelationsExpert DeterminationHuman RightsInquestsInsolvencyInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewLeasesMediationMerits ReviewPrivate International LawProduct LiabilityProfessional NegligencePropertyProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

Juris Doctor - University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Business - University of NSW