Her extensive litigation experience spans commercial, property, employment and estate and guardianship issues in the Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates Court, Federal Magistrates Court, the Fair Work Commission and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Nicolina regularly appears across all these jurisdictions and she has a commercial approach to resolving disputes in all jurisdictions.
Nicolina’s areas of expertise and experience include:
- Employment/labour law – disputes, unfair dismissals, discrimination claims, claims to the fair Work Ombudsman, drafting contracts, employment agreements and workplace policies
- Property disputes under Part IV Property Law Act (Vic) 1958
- Debt/monetary disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Property & commercial disputes in all jurisdictions
Nicolina’s keen interest in AFL grass roots football saw her appointed as the first female board member to the Board of the Northern Football League in early 2012. She is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Litigation Lawyers – Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee where she applies her considerable legal skills to working towards improvement and change to alternate dispute resolution policy for Victorian lawyers. Nicolina was appointed as a Ministerial Member of the Firearms Appeals Committee (Victoria) in 2016.
Nicolina appeared as a guest on Ticker TV’s “30 life Crisis” with host Dr. Steve Enticott on Thursday 12 March 2020 to discuss her career to date and the risks that people need to be aware of when entering into business for the first time. Please see video here.
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Nicolina is a member of the Victorian Women Lawyers, Law Institute of Victoria, Ready Set and Southport Legal Service Volunteer.