Bar Roll – 7 May 2020   
Admitted – 9 December 2014

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Mobile – 0480 254 662
Email –
Chambers – Level 18, Room 1805, Castan Chambers, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000


Bar Roll – 7 May 2020   
Admitted – 9 December 2014

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Mobile – 0480 254 662
Email –
Chambers – Floor 18, Room 1805, Castan Chambers, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria

Area of Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Animal Welfare Law
  • Commercial law
  • Common Law – Judicial Review
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary and Related Tribunals
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Industrial Relations
  • Public Law and Administrative Law


Employment, industrial and regulatory law

Nadia’s practice focuses on employment law, industrial relations and regulatory law.

Nadia is a recommended junior counsel by Doyles Guide in 2023. Nadia runs a busy practice where she is regularly briefed for litigation, advice, drafting and complex workplace matters (such as high-risk investigations and media-sensitive disputes). Nadia has a special interest in regulatory schemes specific to employment law around Australia (such as the wage theft and labour hire licensing schemes) as well as cases involving the interpretation of enterprise agreements and modern awards.

Nadia has managed a wide range of employment matters involving a broad suite of industrial issues such as breaches of employment contracts/modern awards/enterprise agreements/statutes, industrial negotiations, sham contracting, Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) civil remedy provision contraventions, underpayment claims, workplace bullying, discrimination, general protections, unfair dismissal, annualised salary concerns, bonus scheme disputes and employee record exemption issues under privacy legislation.

Nadia has a strong academic background. Nadia is an Honorary (Senior Fellow) in Law and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and an Accredited Advocacy Instructor with The Australian Advocacy Institute. She has worked as a coordinator and lecturer at other universities, such as the University of Sydney. Nadia has been published multiple times in peer-reviewed, scholarly legal journals and is preparing the final draft of her PhD thesis on the use of legal regulation to prevent the occurrence of workplace bullying.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Nadia developed broad professional experience in employment law, industrial relations and regulatory law. Nadia worked in principal, senior and advisory positions across numerous sectors including the legal industry, government, academia, business, the professional services industry and a registered organisation. Nadia has worked across organisations including Ernst & Young, the Australian Industry Group, Industrial Relations Victoria in the Victorian Government and the Box Hill Institute Group.

Nadia read with Catherine Symons (as Her Honour then was) and her senior mentor was Jenny Firkin QC.

Pro bono and low-cost

Nadia accepts pro bono work in industrial relations through Fair Work Commission referrals via the Workplace Advice Service. Nadia also accepts pro bono and low-cost briefs across a range of areas including animal law, human rights and discrimination.

Committees and Working Groups

Victorian Bar Equality & Diversity Committee + LGBTIQ Working Group

Svenson Barristers List Committee 2022-23


Industrial Bar Association

Women Barristers’ Association

Commercial Bar Association

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation