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Nicholas Hufton

Special Counsel
Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects, Stra­ta & Construction

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. 


  • Stra­ta
  • Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects
  • Local gov­ern­ment law
  • Lit­i­ga­tion and Dis­pute resolution
  • Envi­ron­ment & planning
  • Com­mer­cial

Practice & Industry Sectors

  • Real Estate & Construction


  • 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.

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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