NICHOLAS GREEN QC

Bar Roll – 20 May 1982 
Admitted – 01 May 1981

Phone – +61 3 9225 7104
Mobile – 0402 891 676
Email – njdgreen@vicbar.com.au
Chambers – 1205, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000

NICHOLAS GREEN QC

Bar Roll – 20 May 1982 
Admitted – 01 May 1981

Phone – +61 3 9225 7104
Mobile – 0402 891 676
Email – njdgreen@vicbar.com.au
Chambers – 1205, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Admitted to practice in

  • New South Wales
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland

Area of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Employment Contracts
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

About

Nicholas Green QC practises in administrative law, the law of employment, industrial law and professional and disciplinary matters.

He appears in merits-based review matters before administrative tribunals including VCAT and the AAT, and in judicial review matters, where the superior courts exercise supervisory jurisdiction, before the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia.

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He has been practising as a barrister since 1982, the last 19 years as a silk.

From 1997 until 2012 he was a Visiting Fellow of The University of Melbourne Law School, teaching Advocacy to undergraduates.

Between 1992 and 1999, he was mentor to eleven readers at the Victorian Bar, namely, Colin Fenwick, Bernice Wearne, Suzanne Sillitoe, Christine Clough, Mary-Ann Gassert, Celia Conlan, Mandy Fox, Judy Benson, Cornelia Fourfouris-Mack, Tass Angelopoulos and Cahal Fairfield.

During the 1990s, before taking silk, he regularly appeared as counsel assisting the then Victorian Casino & Gaming Authority, the Psychologists’ Board, the Chiropractors’ & Osteopaths’ Board and the Education Department of  Victoria in disciplinary hearings.

Between 2001 and 2003, he was senior counsel assisting the Royal Commission into the building and construction industry in Australia.

In 2006 he appeared for a former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Wheat Board in the Oil-for-food Inquiry held in Sydney.

For the past 25 years he has acted for and against departments of the State of Victoria and of the Commonwealth.

From 2000 until 2015 he was a member of the Legal Costs Committee as a nominee of the Victorian Bar.

Since 2002, he has acted as senior counsel for the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner and its predecessors, tendering advice in relation to the Legal Practice Act 1996 and the Legal Profession Act 2004. During that period, he has appeared as senior counsel for the Commissioner (or predecessors) in court including the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria (‘Supreme Court’) and the Court of Appeal. Those appearances have involved questions of statutory interpretation of legislation in general and in those Acts in particular.

In 2017 he was retained to advise the Commission for Children & Young People.

The 2018 edition of Doyles’ Guide names him on its ‘Recommended’ list of leading employment & WHS senior counsel in Victoria.

On 15 October 2018 the Victorian Legal Admissions Board appointed him as a member of the Victorian Legal Admissions Committee.

Nicholas Green appears in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Full Federal Court on matters pertaining to administrative law, the law of employment, workplace relations and discrimination in the workplace.

He belongs to Anna Svenson’s List, List S.

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