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As head of Gadens’ Employee Relations and Insurance Groups in South Australia, Nicholas has had exposure to numerous diverse issues and disputes in each subject area. A highly regarded lawyer, Nicholas’ opinions and advice are greatly valued by his many satisfied clients.

Covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, Nicholas has successfully represented his clients in the Fair Work Commission, the Federal, Federal Circuit, Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts, as well as the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Safety is another area of speciality for Nicholas, in which he draws on his intimate knowledge of the law to support his clients through workplace safety prosecutions and coronial inquiries.

Nicholas is currently the editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia chapter on Industrial Law for South Australia.


  • Acting for major financial institution in enterprise bargaining negotiations.
  • Acted for major institution in a $27m fraud investigation in which most misappropriated funds were recovered.
  • Acting for major institutions in coronial inquiries
  • Acted for a national corporate in challenging improvement notices.
  • Defended a large log of unfair dismissal claims for an international entity.