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Nicholas Carey

Juris Doctor (Distinction) – University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Music (Honours Class 1) – Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Admitted to the Bar 2024


Nicholas accepts briefs in all areas of law.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Nicholas was Senior Associate to the Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC of the High Court of Australia, Associate to the Hon Justice Michael Lee of the Federal Court of Australia, and a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills. While a solicitor, he acted in a range of commercial, public law and regulatory disputes, including in the areas of financial services, climate change, class actions and administrative law.

Nicholas graduated with a Juris Doctor (Distinction) from the University of New South Wales.

Before studying law, Nicholas worked for a coffee trading company as a green coffee buyer and operations manager. Prior to that, he was a professional clarinetist and clarinet teacher. He also holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Class Actions
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Environment and Planning
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Real property
    • Shareholder class actions
    • Superannuation
    • Trade Practices
  • Common Law See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Class Actions
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Medical negligence
    • Product liability
    • Professional indemnity
    • Professional liability
  • Criminal See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Fraud
    • Proceeds of crime
    • White collar and corporate crime
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Property
    • Trusts
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Public law
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