Nicholas Simpson

Nicholas Simpson was called to the Bar in 2015 after practicing as a commercial litigation solicitor for over three years in corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, real property, technology and construction and liquor licensing disputes. Before commencing practice as a solicitor, Nicholas worked as the Common Law Researcher to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, where he assisted many of the Justices of the Court. In addition to his practice, Nicholas tutors in Civil and Criminal Procedure at the University of Sydney and is a member of the New South Wales Bar Choir.

Nicholas graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (HRM) and is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney.

Areas of practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial
  • Common Law
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Equity
  • Property
  • Succession Wills and Probate

Recent Articles

Nicholas Simpson delivers a presentation to Legalwise Sydney at its Retail and Commercial Leasing Master class on 9 September 2016 – “When Insolvency meets Leasehold and the Lessons of Dick Smith”. A copy of the paper is available at the following link: NJ Simpson Insolvency and Leasing 090916

Nicholas Simpson, a licensee of 13th Floor St James Hall Chambers, co-authored an article with Sydney solicitor, Christina Cavallaro in the Law Society Journal in its October 2016 issue. The article, entitled ‘When is a contract claim a bankrupt’s claim?’, examines the impact of the recent decision of Berryman v Zurich Australia Ltd [2016] WASC 196 which concerned the divisibility of a bankrupt’s payment under a TPD amongst his or her creditors.

Nicholas Simpson delivers a presentation to the College of Law on 11 October 2016 on the penalties doctrine – “Penalty Doctrine and Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited”.  A copy of the paper is available at the following link: Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited NJ Simpson