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Nicholas Bentley

Master of Science in Law and Finance - University of Oxford
Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) - University of Technology Sydney
Bachelor of Business - University of Technology Sydney


Admitted to the Bar 2018


Nicholas has a broad commercial and public law practice. He is regularly briefed in class actions, with his expertise also extending to a range of private law claims, including disputes concerning commercial contracts, unjust enrichment, professional and medical negligence and intentional torts.

As a solicitor, Nicholas worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in International Arbitration and at King & Wood Mallesons and HWL Ebsworth in commercial litigation. In 2014 Nicholas was Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice David Davies in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Nicholas studied law and business at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and also holds a MSc in Law and Finance (MLF) from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Nicholas was Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and a Mini-pupil at Blackstone Chambers, Fountain Court Chambers, One Essex Court and 3 Verulam Buildings in London.

Nicholas is the Editor of the Wolters Kluwer Australian Company Law Commentary. He has also taught corporate law and evidence at UTS, evidence at UNSW and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Arbitration
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Building, Construction and Technology
    • Class Actions
    • Communications
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Cross-border Insolvency
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • International Law
    • Professional liability
    • Real property
    • Restraint of trade
    • Shareholder class actions
  • Common Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Class Actions
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Medical negligence
    • Personal Injury
    • Product liability
    • Professional indemnity
    • Professional liability
    • Sports law
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Property
    • Trusts
  • Industrial/Employment See all +Close -
    • Civil and Human Rights
    • Disciplinary Proceedings
    • Government Inquiries
    • Restraint of trade
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Disciplinary Proceedings
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Merits review
    • Public law


Banks & Financial Services, Government, Healthcare,

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