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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 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
    (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)