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Nicholas Dale


Since his admission as a solicitor in 1994, Nick has practised as a litigator, predominantly in the superior courts in equity and commercial disputes.

Nick’s style is down to earth and solutions-focused, and his priority is to achieve an early and cost-effective outcome, wherever possible. If that is not achievable, Nick brings to bear a strategic, considered and proactive approach. He has extensive insolvency experience acting for:

  • Administrators
  • Liquidators, including in large “mothership” preference recoveries
  • Receivers (appointed under instrument and by the Court, including to trust property)
  • Provisional Liquidators
  • Deed Administrators
  • Trustees of Bankrupt Estates

Nick’s practice also encompasses:

  • Assignment and enforcement of real and personal property securities for lenders
  • Resolution of major disputes for listed and national companies in various sectors
  • SME clients in a range of industries
  • Transport and logistics
  • Professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers and accountants
  • With input from insurers or their legal advisers, defence of professional negligence/breach of duty claims for insolvency practitioners, legal practitioners and directors

For over 25 years, Nick has represented principals and contractors in construction disputes relating to defects, liquidated damages and prolongation claims. He combines his insolvency and construction expertise when advising industry participants on preference recoveries and secured party rights under PPS legislation.