Established in 2000, Nicholls Legal is a leading Australian
Technology & Communications Law firm.
We are a progressive, client-focused practice that has successfully
represented clients in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court and the
High Court of Australia.
Our clients vary from individuals and niche concerns, to large corporates, to
government departments and agencies.
We are an independent firm that prides itself on maintaining a professional,
no-nonsense client ethic.
Our low overheads and direct-client relationships give us flexibility in
client billing arrangements. Accordingly, our fees can be up to 50% lower than
larger firms with equivalent expertise.
In most cases, it is possible to provide an upfront estimate of legal fees.
Hence, there is a clear expectation of costs and the client can manage their own
Technology & Communications Law is a highly specialized field, requiring
extensive expertise and experience in a range of disciplines. These include
dispute resolution, contract drafting and negotiation, as well as intellectual
property, trade practices, defamation and regulatory advice.
Nicholls Legal has the expertise and experience to address
your needs in all of these areas. Having served ‘in-house’ as Regulatory &
General Counsel at a major telecommunications carrier,
has earned a reputation as a lateral thinker. As a ‘commercial’ lawyer, he has
produced a number of industry firsts in the areas of e-commerce transactions and
Below is a sample of representative matters in which Nicholls
Legal has acted.
- We have been appointed as a legal consultant to Adam Smith International
(UK) to assist with its four year Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility
- We successfully represented a number of telcos in the High Court when
Telstra challenged the validity of the Trade Practices Act.
- We provided the lead legal and regulatory advice to TransACT Communications
in its bid for the $4.7B NBN.
- We acted for the Victorian State Emergency Service in relation to the Black
Saturday Bushfires Royal Commission.
- We were retained by Access Economics to advise the Federal Government in its
review of next gen network regulations.
- We were retained by the ACCC to draft the model terms and conditions for the
Australian telecommunications industry.
Nicholls Legal is proud to have been selected by
Australasian Legal Business Magazine
as a Leading Australian Telecommunications Law