Nick has practiced exclusively in Criminal Law since his admission in 2013. In 2018, he became a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. He was appointed a Director of Slades & Parsons in October 2019. Nick brings to the firm a passion for the criminal law and a drive to see that justice is served
Nick holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Monash University. During his Honours year, he was awarded a high distinction for his thesis on the now abolished partial defence of Defensive Homicide, and he was awarded the top mark in the subject of Current Problems in Criminal Law.
Nick is committed to achieving the best possible results for his clients, executing careful forensic analysis and skill as an advocate in each matter from start to end. He appears regularly in a broad range of criminal and quasi-criminal matters in the Magistrates’ and County Courts, including serious assaults, sexual offences, commercial fraud, and drug offences.
Nick also has significant experience in the trial and appellate jurisdictions of the County and Supreme Courts as an instructing solicitor in homicides, large-scale drug offences, sexual offences, serious driving offences and property offences. He has formed strong professional relationships with highly skilled barristers across all jurisdictions of the criminal law, and he understands the need to work collaboratively in factually and legally complex proceedings. Nick appreciates the advantage that can be gained from engaging expert defence witnesses such as psychiatrists, physicians, and accident reconstruction specialists.
Nick believes that every case, no matter its scale or gravity, is deserving of astute and thorough scrutiny to achieve the most favourable and just outcome.