Nicholas Tiverios


(08) 6217 4721

0474 141 319

Admitted to Practice

High Court of Australia (2012)
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (2012)
Supreme Court of Western Australia (2023)

Elected to WABA



PhD (UCL); LLM (Distinction) (UCL); LLB (Hons 1) (UWA)

Link to curriculum vitae (Click Here)

Nicholas is a commercial barrister who practises in private and public law dispute resolution.

Before being called to the Bar, Nicholas worked as the High Court of Australia’s Legal Research Officer. He then practised as a solicitor in Melbourne and worked most recently as special counsel at a boutique firm in Perth that specialises in commercial dispute resolution, mining, energy, and resources. He has had the carriage of litigation in the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Western Australia, Warden’s Court, and lower courts and tribunals.

Nicholas has published numerous books and articles on private and commercial law and has worked at University College London, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Western Australia.  Nicholas publishes and has taught in the areas of contract law, commercial equity, trusts, remedies, unjust enrichment, jurisprudence, legal history, and commercial law. He is the general editor of the Journal of Contract Law and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Private Law at the University of Western Australia.

Nicholas holds a Doctor in Philosophy (Law) from University College London which he completed as the inaugural Peter Birks Memorial Scholar, a Master of Laws (Dist) from University College London (where he was ranked first in his year and studied on the Sir John Salmond Scholarship) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Western Australia. A list of his academic prizes and publications can be found in his curriculum vitae.


Practice Areas

Administrative law             Energy, mining and resources

Commercial law                  Equity

Constitutional law              Property law

Consumer law                     Torts

Contract                               Trusts

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