Nicholas Petrie

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2011
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Nick practises in public, commercial and environmental law.

Matters in which he is currently acting, or has recently acted, include:

Strzelecki Community Alliance v Minister for Planning & Delburn Wind Farm (S ECI 2022 01935) (led by Barnaby Chessell)

Minister for the Environment v Sharma [2022] FCAFC 35 (led by Noel Hutley SC, with Emrys Nekvapil, Katherine Brazenor and Stephanie Brenker)

Princess Theatre v Ansvar Insurance (S ECI 2021 03192) (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Brown v Corrections Victoria & Ors [2022] VSC 217 (unled)

• Head, Transport for Victoria v Lantrak Developments (S ECI 2019 01454) (led by David Batt QC)

VIT v McIntyre (Hearing before Victorian Institute of Teaching internal Panel) (unled)

Before coming to the Bar, Nick 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 practised in commercial and public law , including at MinterEllison, Herbert Smith Freehills, the UK Government Legal Department and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.

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

Arbitration Mediation & AdrBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsClimate ChangeCommercialConfidential InformationConflict of LawsConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEnvironmentEquity & TrustsESG - Environment Social GovernanceFOI/PrivacyFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInquestsInsolvencyInsuranceInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewPlanningProfessional NegligenceProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSecuritiesTrade 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

Nicholas Petrie

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2011
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Profile

Nick practises in public, commercial and environmental law.

Matters in which he is currently acting, or has recently acted, include:

Strzelecki Community Alliance v Minister for Planning & Delburn Wind Farm (S ECI 2022 01935) (led by Barnaby Chessell)

Minister for the Environment v Sharma [2022] FCAFC 35 (led by Noel Hutley SC, with Emrys Nekvapil, Katherine Brazenor and Stephanie Brenker)

Princess Theatre v Ansvar Insurance (S ECI 2021 03192) (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Brown v Corrections Victoria & Ors [2022] VSC 217 (unled)

• Head, Transport for Victoria v Lantrak Developments (S ECI 2019 01454) (led by David Batt QC)

VIT v McIntyre (Hearing before Victorian Institute of Teaching internal Panel) (unled)

Before coming to the Bar, Nick 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 practised in commercial and public law , including at MinterEllison, Herbert Smith Freehills, the UK Government Legal Department and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.

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

Arbitration Mediation & AdrBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsClimate ChangeCommercialConfidential InformationConflict of LawsConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEnvironmentEquity & TrustsESG - Environment Social GovernanceFOI/PrivacyFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInquestsInsolvencyInsuranceInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewPlanningProfessional NegligenceProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSecuritiesTrade 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