Nicholas Hay

Nicholas was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2020 after graduating from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2019. Throughout his studies Nicholas worked full time in various administrative and client facing roles, most recently as a law clerk for a private company. These experiences gave Nicholas an understanding of the practical decisions businesses face and their need for commercially focused advice in a language they understand.

Principal areas of practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Construction & Infrastructure Projects
  • Security of Payment disputes


Bachelor of Laws (2019)
Bachelor of International Studies (2019)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2020)

Examples of professional experience

  • Acting for large construction companies and principals regarding security of payment claims.
  • Acting for home owners and builders regarding breach of contract, breach of statutory duties and negligence claims.
  • Providing advice to builders and principals / home owners regarding Worker’s liens and statutory charges.
  • Advice on Australian Consumer Law claims regarding defective goods and conduct.