PROFILE

Full Name: Carey J Nichol
Email: cnichol@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 8638
Secretary:+61 3 9225 8027
Fax:+61 3 9225 7773
Mobile:0407 563 201
Chambers: Aickin Chambers
Room: 3116
Date of Admission: 1 Apr 1981
Called to the Bar: 22 Nov 2001
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 8 Apr 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 29 Apr 2004
Advanced Mediator: 11 May 2006
Qualifications: B Ec, LLB
Previous Occupation: Partner, Anderson Rice 1986-2001

Profile

Prior to being admitted to practice Carey Nichol initially worked in the external audit division of Chartered Accountants Deloittes. On being admitted to practice, he was then an employee solicitor at Middleton's until 1984 when he joined Anderson Rice. Carey was a partner in Anderson Rice from 1986 and headed up the Commercial Litigation Section of that firm until leaving to join the Victorian Bar in 2001. Carey was a member of the Executive of the Law Institute Litigation Lawyers Section and also a member of the County Court Liaison Committee for a number of years.

Carey has a wealth of experience in most areas of litigation spanning in excess of some 30 years in private practice. During this time Carey has acted for clients and appeared in the Magistrates' Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Federal Court jurisdictions.

Carey has a special interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has since being accredited in 2004 acted as mediator in over 600 mediations in a wide variety of matters. Carey also obtained accreditation as an Advanced Mediator of the Victorian Bar in May 2006. He is also a member of the Panel of mediators of the Law Institute of Victoria, a member of the Panel of mediators of the Office of Franchising Mediation Adviser, and is also an accredited mediator under the Farm Debt Mediation Act (1994) NSW.

Carey is a member of the Commercial Bar Association and the Victorian Bar nominee on the Magistrates' Court Dispute Resolution Committee.


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Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Securities and Investments

Equity

  • Family Provision
  • Real Property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate

Industrial/Employment

  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Mediators
  • Neutral Evaluators

Areas of Mediation

Common Law/Personal Injury

  • Intentional Torts
  • Professional Negligence

Commercial

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
  • Securities and Investments

Family Law and Guardianship

Equity

  • Family Provision
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate

Industrial/Employment

  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Mediators

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia

Committee Memberships

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Magistrates Court - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee


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