Legal Practitioner Director
She started her legal career as a junior secretary in a Sydney firm in 1989. She studied while working full-time and was admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales and the Commonwealth Courts in 1998. She moved to the Northern Territory in 2003 and is admitted there. She became a partner in a NT firm in 2006. Nicole is also admitted in Queensland and practiced there for a short time in 2012.
Despite Nicole’s love of Darwin she returned to Sydney in 2012. Well sort of, she travels to Darwin once a month.
Nicole thrives on practising law; she is a deep thinker and a skilled problem solver. She considers all aspects of a situation including the potential consequences of a decision. Her analytical skills are extremely beneficial to her clients; she not only considers the issue at hand but also has regard for the potential consequences of a particular action. She has, for many years assisted clients with complex litigation and has undertaken a number of coronial inquests. She loves all things employment and workplace law related, and holds a Masters of Employment and Labour Relations Law from Melbourne University.
Outside of work she loves spending time with her family, travelling and cooking and will sometimes bring her cooking experiments into the office for everyone to enjoy (or not, on occasion).
Nicole is someone you want on your team.
You can reach Nicole by:
Legal Practitioner/Migration Agent MARN 1799617
Mary joined Nicole Dunn Lawyers in November 2019. She is not only a practicing lawyer, but also a registered migration agent. Despite resistance from her family, Mary decided law was her calling as she was interested in resolving legal issues and assisting people. Mary enjoys thinking outside the box and finding creative solutions to difficult problems.
Mary completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. In 2014, Mary decided to liven-up her studies by moving to Germany and studying for 12 months, and although her German is a bit rusty, she thoroughly enjoyed living in the freezing cold!
Mary was admitted as a lawyer in 2016.
Mary is an experienced migration lawyer and prior to joining the firm, she worked with an international law firm providing migration advice and assistance for multinational corporations, government agencies, and individuals. She is easy to talk to and has experience advising clients from a variety of sectors, including telecommunications and information technology, engineering, mining and resources (including oil and gas), entertainment, retail, and professional services. In 2019, she decided to expand her skills and join the firm. She now practices in the areas of employment law, and general litigation in addition to migration.
Outside of work, she enjoys travel and reading about anything other than law.
As part of giving back to her community, Mary has provided pro bono services as a volunteer paralegal and advisor with Redfern Legal Centre from 2016 to 2018.
Mary is fluent in English, Arabic and as indicated above, rusty German.
You can reach Mary at:
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1 Bligh Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
84 Woods Street
DARWIN NT 0800