Nigel Watson Partner

Nigel is a partner in the corporate and dispute resolution teams focusing on insolvency and corporate reconstruction. He is an Accredited Specialist in commercial litigation by the Law Institute of Victoria and has practiced for over 20 years in this area. He has a significant practice advising the lawyer’s professional indemnity insurer on claims against lawyers arising out of corporate and commercial transactions.

Nigel was National Chairman of the Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia, a role in which he was responsible for expanding the committee membership to include all states and to give it a national focus on law reform issues. Nigel is an ongoing member of this committee. He is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Commercial Litigation Law Specialisation Advisory Committee. Nigel is recommended in numerous leading legal guides for his expertise in both insolvency and dispute resolution.

Nigel is listed in the 2013, 2014-15, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of insolvency and reorganisation law, as well the field of alternative dispute resolution in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Nigel was named in Doyle's Guide 2016 as a recommended lawyer in insolvency and reconstruction in Melbourne.

Nigel is admitted to practice in Victoria and the Federal Courts. He joined the legal practice as a partner in 2012.