Louise Nixon

Partner

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Contact details

+61 7 3456 5106
lnixon@landers.com.au

Practice group

Commercial Disputes and Insurance Law & Litigation

Professional biography

Louise is a litigation practitioner with a strong focus on administrative and regulatory law, and has a significant track record as an advocate.  She has a broad range of experience acting for clients in the private and public sectors. 

Louise's private sector experience covers class actions, property and contractual disputes, debt recovery and prosecutions.  She has defended corporations for breaching consumer protection laws, including successfully opposing an appeal on penalty, acts for commercial clients seeking various relief from the Supreme Court including vesting orders and declarations, and claims for damages such as for misrepresentation.

Louise conducts general civil litigation and has particular expertise acting for government bodies and health industry regulators.  Government departments include Commonwealth Department of Human Services, Defence Housing Authority, Australian Taxation Office, Queensland Health, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.  Regulators include Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, Racing Queensland, Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland and Surveyors Board of Queensland.  

Louise's expertise includes:

  • all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution;
  • debt recovery proceedings in all Australian jurisdictions;
  • property related litigation;
  • regulatory investigations and prosecutions;
  • advising and acting in appeals in State and Federal jurisdictions;
  • compliance advice and training; and
  • administrative law.

Louise has presented to clients and industry bodies on topics such as: the obligations of a model litigant; the conduct of merits review/appeals in tribunals; penalty privilege in a regulatory context; the impact of delay on investigations and final orders; conducting investigations and the investigative processes; conducting seminars for junior litigators on briefing counsel; and the impact of new legislation on clients/their industries.

Louise was admitted in 2000 and joined Lander & Rogers in March 2014.

Qualifications 
LLB (Hons) - Queensland University of Technology
Masters of Laws (in progress) - University of Melbourne

Memberships

  • Medico Legal Society
  • Australian College of Health Service Management
  • Law Society of Queensland

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Contact details

+61 7 3456 5106
lnixon@landers.com.au

Practice group

Commercial Disputes and Insurance Law & Litigation

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