Nicola McGrady

Special Counsel

Nicola is an experienced lawyer specialising in complex commercial litigation, regulatory disputes and investigations. With a keen focus on business outcomes, Nicola quickly grasps the commercial context while delivering outcome-focused legal advice.

Nicola brings a collaborative and accessible approach to the table, simplifying the process of aligning clients' objectives with the available legal and commercial solutions. Nicola's emphasis on practical outcomes and building trust aligns with the firm's dedication to delivering strategic solutions and building strong client relationships.

Since joining Lander and Rogers in November 2021, Nicola has provided invaluable guidance to two major General Insurance providers. She assisted them in conducting comprehensive internal reviews of their pricing practices, systems, and controls, following ASIC's request for the conduct of pricing reviews by general insurers. Nicola also offers support and strategic direction in responding to regulatory requests from bodies like ASIC. Her expertise extends to representing clients in royal commissions, conducting intensive document reviews, and preparing clients for investigations and compliance measures. Additionally, she regularly advises on complex contractual claims and has achieved success in trademark disputes.

Approachable and responsive, Nicola prioritises understanding the context of a client's business issue to formulate an effective strategy. Her emphasis on building trust and rapport ensures practical outcomes that cater to her clients' unique requirements.


Nicola is a highly experienced and dynamic litigator with substantial trial experience across multiple jurisdictions. She is known for her accessible manner and ability to quickly identify and address critical legal issues whilst understanding and effectively navigating the commercial context in which legal disputes arise.

Nicola acts for a range of clients, from individuals to large corporations, in a variety of industries and has had the conduct of several large-scale commercial litigations.

Nicola's areas of expertise include:

  • regulatory investigations, litigations and prosecutions (including ASIC investigations)
  • complex contractual disputes
  • shareholder and partnership disputes (including shareholder oppression claims)
  • large scale commercial litigation (including corporate governance disputes)
  • trade practices litigation, including consumer protection and misleading and deception conduct disputes
  • insolvency disputes and litigation

Career highlights

Nicola's career highlights include:

  • being identified as a Rising Star in the Australia wide 2019 Doyles Guide for Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency
  • assisting and advising in an intensive critical analysis of documents for a large regulatory body in anticipation of criminal charges being filed
  • conducting a large insolvent trading claim made against seven directors by a group of individual investors (run out of the Perth registry of the Federal Court)
  • successfully acting for a large corporation in a trademark dispute that ran to the High Court of Australia
  • acting as part of the legal team representing one of the five unions involved in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption hearings
  • being actively involved in the successful outcome of two multi-million dollar claims for monies owed to a global financial services group under a series of margin-loan agreements