John Nicholas (Judge)

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John Victor Nicholas is an Australian judge. He has been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia since November 2009. Prior to his appointment, Nicholas practised as a Senior Counsel in Sydney, principally in commercial law.

Early life and education[edit]

Nicholas graduated from the University of New South Wales with bachelor's degrees in Laws and Arts.


Nicholas was admitted as a solicitor in 1982 and as a barrister in 1987, becoming Senior Counsel in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ "Federal Court Appointments" (Press release). Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009.