Nicholas Lennings is a Senior Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office. He joined the firm in 2017. His practice focuses on complex commercial and corporate litigation, consumer law and representative proceedings. He has a particular interest in expert evidence and civil procedure.
Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Nicholas worked as a litigator at a leading global law firm. In 2011, he was Tipstaff to Justice Hall of the NSW Supreme Court. In 2015, he completed a Masters of Law at the Harvard Law School, focusing on class action litigation, public law and regulation. He completed a doctoral degree at the University of Oxford, entitled ‘Statistics in Adjudicative Fact-Finding’ in 2020. He has taught a number of legal subjects at Macquarie University and for Oriel College, Oxford.
In 2020, Nicholas was listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Insurance Law by the Legal500 (Australia), and was noted for his work in Dispute Resolution: Class Actions.
- University of Oxford
(D.Phil, 2020) (leave to supplicate)
- Harvard Law School
- College of Law
- Macquarie Law School
(B.A., Psychology, 2011)
(LL.B., first class honours, 2011)
- Tipstaff to the Hon. Justice PM Hall:
- Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2011
- ‘Forward, Gillick: Are competent children autonomous medical decision makers? New Developments in Australia’ (2015) 2 Journal of Law and the Biosciences 459
- ‘Assessing serious harm under the doctrine of doli incapax: A case study’ (2014) 21 Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 791 (with CJ Lennings)
- ‘Children and refusal of medical treatment: In urgent need of reform’ (2013) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 122
- ‘Assessing significant probative value for the purposes of admitting coincidence evidence post DSJ v R; NS v R’ (2013) 17 The International Journal of Evidence and Proof 202
- ‘Public Service Association of South Australia Incorporated v Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia  HCA 25’ (2012) 10 Macquarie Law Journal 111
- ‘Appellate Body Report, Australia – Measures Affecting the Importation of Apples from New Zealand, WTO Doc WT/DS367/AB/R (29 November 2010)’ (2011) 18 Australian International Law Journal 241
- ‘Grooming for Terror: The Internet and Young People’ (2010) 17 Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 424 (with CJ Lennings, K Amona and H Brummert)