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Harish Nair
Senior Associate | Litigation Lawyer

Harish Nair


Harish is an experienced litigation and arbitration lawyer with a focus on Corporate, Commercial, Construction, Owners Corporation Law and Property Law. He makes regular appearances in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Federal Court and County Court and VCAT.

He was admitted to practice in 2014 and worked as a lawyer in a boutique litigation law firm in Melbourne before joining Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams in January 2018.

Harish has experience in complex court litigation and dispute resolution including contractual breaches, corporate insolvencies, leasing disputes, Owners Corporation law and disputes including building defects, mediation, negotiation and arbitration. His main areas of practice include construction law, contract law, trusts law and he also has experience in partnership and joint venture disputes, restraint of trade, debt recovery, corporate governance and directors' duties, insolvency and bankruptcy.

Harish provides high level of strategic advice to his clients at all stages of their dispute and is always focused on his client’s commercial objectives.

About Harish

Harish’s interests include diving, martial arts, travelling, camping, trekking and mountaineering. He also enjoys watching the cricket and attending theatre and musical productions.


  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - Leo Cussen Centre for Law
  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Tasmania
  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime & Logistics Management - Australian Maritime College
  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Mumbai
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) - University of Mumbai


  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Memberships and Committees

  • Building Dispute Practitioners' Society (BDPS)
  • Law Institute of Victoria

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