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Nicholas Hufton

Special Counsel
Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects, Stra­ta

I am a lawyer with over twen­ty-five years of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence, I have worked on a large num­ber of com­plex lit­i­ga­tion mat­ters and have a com­pre­hen­sive under­stand­ing of com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion. The areas of my prac­tice include build­ing and con­struc­tion, com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion, admin­is­tra­tive and crim­i­nal law. My recent expe­ri­ence has been in large NSW Supreme Court claims over Home Build­ing Act defects, a Supreme Court claim for unpaid com­pa­ny div­i­dends, Dis­trict Court claims over defec­tive stra­ta com­mon prop­er­ty and stra­ta lease­hold build­ing defects. I also have an excel­lent knowl­edge of con­duct­ing appeal cas­es in the supe­ri­or appeal courts. 


  • NSW Supreme Court claim by own­er against builder and devel­op­er for fraud and build­ing defects which also involved three appeals by the builder’s side to the Court of Appeal.
  • NSW Supreme Court claim by com­pa­ny share­hold­er against com­pa­ny for unpaid div­i­dends of over $1 million.
  • NSW Dis­trict Court claim by bank cus­tomer against Citibank for breach of bank­ing con­tract which also involved an appeal by the bank to the Court of Appeal.
  • NSW Supreme Court claim by cater­er against recep­tion cen­tre own­er for inter­fer­ing with con­trac­tu­al relations.
  • Numer­ous mer­it review appli­ca­tions in tri­bunals regard­ing licensed occupations.
  • Numer­ous dis­ci­pli­nary enquires in tri­bunals regard­ing real estate agents.
  • Stra­ta title dis­putes in tribunals.


  • Strata
  • Property
  • Local government law
  • Environment and planning
  • Commercial law
  • Litigation and Dispute resolution

Roles, memberships and education

  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales) 1984
  • Member of Law Society of New South Wales

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