Nicolas' legal practice focuses on human rights with a focus on child rights, refugee rights and access to justice. Nicolas is a trusted adviser to global NGOs, corporations, UN agencies and governments. Recent work includes:

  • Supporting implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Bangladesh through domestic legislative reform
  • Supporting UNICEF to ensure children are included in the transitional justice programme in The Gambia
  • Human rights observation visits to African prisons and disability institutions in Eastern Europe
  • Norrie v NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Australian High Court Case establishing the right of transgender people to have their gender accurately recorded on identity documents
  • Drafting the baseline shadow report on Australia's implementation of the Disability Convention for the inaugural UN treaty body review

Nicolas has advised the following organisations:

  • UNICEF
  • UNHCR
  • WFP
  • UNGC
  • UNAIDS
  • Amnesty International
  • ActionAid
  • Human Dignity Trust
  • Several governments in fragile and developing countries