Ruth Fesseha
Lawyer
Olivia Boyle
Consultant
Angus Verheul
Law Graduate
Taufiq Arahman
Lawyer
Ed Macgregor
Senior Associate
Samridhi Sinha
Lawyer
Peter Mutema
Consultant
Joanna Wang
Lawyer

Nicholas Achurch

Senior Associate

Nicholas is a hard-working lawyer who enjoys the technical aspects of disputes and the challenges in obtaining a commercial outcome for his clients.  He works closely with clients to understand their needs and business to ensure a tailored solution is achieved. 

Nicholas is experienced in construction dispute resolution and contract drafting and negotiation, with a particular focus on litigated disputes and disputes under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 1999.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Nicholas worked at Morrissey Law + Advisory which merged with Hamilton Locke in 2022.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Construction; Infrastructure; Litigation; Legal Project Management; Compliance; Contract Drafting, Contract Negotiation; Contract Administration; Dispute Resolution; Arbitration.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Legal Practice – University of Newcastle
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Successfully defended Supreme Court proceedings acting on behalf of builder in respect of waterproofing defects involving a complex and lengthy history of events.
  • Successfully defended an adjudication application on behalf of a head contractor carrying out government works.
  • Advised contractors and principals in relation to their rights and obligations under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999.
  • Assisted in drafting bespoke infrastructure maintenance contracts for government departments.