Nick Seddon
+61 2 6234 4020





Nick Seddon is counsel in the construction and infrastructure projects group in Canberra.

Dr Nick Seddon is recognised as a leading authority in contract law. He advises Australian Government agencies and the private sector in common law and commercial law matters, including major contracts, major acquisitions, and application of the Competition and Consumer  Act. Nick also advises on the operation of legislation affecting government and private sector entities. He provides legal awareness training to both the public and private sector. In 2004, Nick was appointed adjunct professor with The Australian National University College of Law.

Nick is the author of the leading text, Government Contracts: Federal, State and Local, (4th ed 2009), as well as co-author of Cheshire & Fifoot's Law of Contract (9th Aus ed 2008). As a consultant to the Laws of Australia project, he contributed to volumes on the general principles of the law of contract. He was editor of the Federal Law Review from 1997-2000.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the ANU College of Law.

Nick was awarded 'Top Lawyer' in the Australian Financial Review in 2008 and was listed as a best lawyer in the category of Government in The Best Lawyers Australia, 2008 and 2010 editions.

  • Australian National University (PhD)
  • University of Oxford (Bachelor of Philosophy - Management Studies)
  • University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Laws - Hons)

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