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Nicola Drakeford

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Nicola Drakeford

Senior Associate

T: (03) 9604 9400
E: nsd@marshmaher.com.au

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Barrister & Solicitor – Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia

Principal Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation
Defamation Law
Employment Law and Litigation
Insurance Law and Litigation

Professional Memberships

Law Institute of Victoria
Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers

Professional Biography

Nicola was admitted to practice in 2012, having joined Marsh & Maher in 2009 as a law clerk while completing her degree.

Nicola’s experience in litigation is across a broad practice in a range of civil and commercial disputes, including contracts and trade practices, defamation, insurance, equal opportunity and discrimination matters, estate disputes, and employment law.

Nicola’s range of clients is diverse and includes large and small corporations, individuals and charitable and religious bodies.

A thorough and early analysis of facts, together with Nicola’s well developed communication skills equip her to understand clients’ needs and to provide timely, clear advice, leading to early development of strategy.

Nicola’s experience includes:

  • Providing detailed advice to clients, particularly with a view to a commercial resolution to issues raised;
  • Obtaining urgent interim injunctions to protect clients’ rights;
  • Successfully commencing and defending proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court, Magistrates Court, and VCAT;
  • Running proceedings to trial and appeal, including major commercial trials in the Supreme and Federal Courts.
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