Mr Nick Blayney > Thomson Geer > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer
LEVEL 39, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER
525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia
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Work Department

Insurance

Position

Partner

Career

Nick commenced his legal career as an Articled Clerk with the firm in 2008. He was admitted to practice in 2009, promoted to Senior Associate in 2012 before being promoted to Partner in 2017. His practice is insurance litigation and workplace injury. He acts for WorkSafe and its insurance agents.

Nick has a broad practice in insurance litigation with considerable experience advising clients in relation to statutory benefits and common law claims in negligence. He has particular expertise acting for clients in litigation arising from workplace fatalities, judicial review proceedings and industrial exposure claims.

He has acted for clients in all levels of the Victorian Courts including the Court of Appeal, as well as the High Court of Australia. He has considerable experience conducting high volume and often challenging litigation in Victorian circuit courts.

Nick is renowned for his ability to deliver excellent outcomes for his clients. His key strengths include his capacity for high-level legal analysis, his efficient work practices and his ability to distil complex issues into succinct and practical advice.

Nick spends significant time mentoring junior staff and is known for his inclusive and supportive approach. He enjoys collaborating with his peers and clients. He especially enjoys developing junior legal staff.

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Commerce