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Nigel Collins


Nigel Collins – Senior Solicitor

Nigel graduated from Kingston University in London in 1981 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Law. After serving articles, he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in May 1985.

He spent the next sixteen years in private practice, firstly in London and then in North West England. This period included several years as a partner in a small London suburban firm.

After immigrating to Queensland in 2001, he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in July of that year, and his name was placed on the High Court Roll in August 2001. Since then he has practised in Brisbane, almost exclusively in litigation. He has been involved in some major cases, including defending a $50M claim in the Federal Court.

His expertise includes civil litigation, including debt collection and business issues, and criminal law. Throughout his career, he has also prepared countless wills, and dealt with many deceased estates. He has appeared in most levels of State and Federal courts, carrying out his own advocacy in many cases.

Nigel joined Hawthorn Cuppaidge & Badgery in March 2016 and, with over 30 years’ experience in litigation, is a valued member of the team.

In his spare time, Nigel is the secretary of the Queensland Omnibus and Coach Society. He holds a heavy vehicle licence, allowing him to drive heritage buses at various events and displays. He is also a keen watcher of sport, including rugby league, football (the round-ball version) and cricket.

Contact Nigel by phone: (07) 3213 0999.

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