Nicholas Studdert


Qualifications: DipLaw, BA


Nicholas is a highly experienced lawyer who has concentrated on insurance law, particularly claims under the NSW statutory classes of insurance, for more than 20 years. He is the service line leader for our NSW workers' compensation practice.

Nicholas advises insurers on the management of claims and liability disputes and helps them to develop and implement strategies to respond to these issues. He regularly appears in the NSW Personal Injury Commission, District Court and Supreme Courts, including at the appellant level.

Nicholas works with a large number of insurers and employers and is regularly involved in training and educating his clients on a range of topics and is the co-author of the LexisNexis practical guidance for NSW work injury damages claims.

Nicholas was listed as a leading workers' compensation lawyer in NSW in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession from 2020-2022. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2020.


  • Nicholas’ recent experience includes a substantial Personal Injury Commission and Work Injury Damages practice.
  • Nicholas has been retained by insurer clients to advise on scheme and industry responses to legislative change.
  • Nicholas has been the lead partner in Court of appeal decisions of industry significance of Badawi v Nexon Asia Pacific Pty Ltd and Van Wessem v Entertainment Outlet Pty Limited.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2024
Recognised – Personal Injury Litigation ('Lawyer of the Year 2024')
Best Lawyers in Australia 2020-2023
Recognised – Personal Injury Litigation
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020-2023
Leading Workers Compensation Lawyers – Defendant (New South Wales)

Latest thinking

Statutory Insurance | 3 Apr 2018

Thinking outside the box – RecoverEase and our Smarter Law approach to section 151Z recoveries

In this case, the worker was a pharmacy assistant who was subjected to attempted poisonings by a co-worker on 23 separate occasions.