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Lennings, Nicholas

Nicholas Lennings

Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3545
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

Nicholas Lennings is a Senior Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office.  He joined the firm in 2017.  His practice focuses on class actions, complex commercial and corporate litigation, insurance, consumer law and representative proceedings (for both plaintiffs and defendants).  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 Master of Laws at the Harvard Law School, focusing on class action litigation, public law and regulation. He is currently completing a doctoral degree at the University of Oxford, entitled ‘Statistics in Adjudicative Fact-Finding’. He has taught a number of legal subjects at Macquarie University and for Oriel College, Oxford UK.  In 2020 and 2021, he was rated as a “rising star” in Insurance Law and mentioned for his work in Dispute Resolution: Class Actions by the Legal500.

  • University of Oxford
    (D.Phil, 2020) (leave to supplicate)
  • Harvard Law School
    (LL.M., 2015)
  • College of Law
    (GDLP, 2012)
  • Macquarie Law School
    (B.A., Psychology, 2011)
    (LL.B., first class honours, 2011)

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW; High Court of Australia

  • 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 [2012] 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)