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Nicole Burns

Senior Associate
Nicole Burns

Nicole Burns is a Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn's Perth office. She is a legal advisor to Claims Funding Australia Pty Ltd, our litigation funding arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Maurice Blackburn.

Practice Area

Claims Funding



Nicole has 10 years of experience practising commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution in a range of areas including insolvency, commercial disputes, building/construction and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Maurice Blackburn, Nicole was the Active Creditor Practice Leader and a Principal Government Lawyer in the FEG Recovery and Litigation Branch of the Attorney-General’s Department.  She has extensive experience in forensic investigations, public examinations and litigating complex points of insolvency law including breaches of statutory duties, voidable transactions, employee entitlement contribution orders and other corporation law issues. 

Notably, Nicole was instructing solicitor on behalf of the Commonwealth in the following insolvency matters:

  • In the matter of Spitfire Corporation Limited (in liq) and Aspirio Pty Ltd (in liq) [2022] NSWSC 340
  • In re RCR Tomlinson Ltd (admin apptd) & Ors [2020] NSWSC 736
  • Branded Media Holdings Pty Limited (in liq) [2020] NSWSC 557
  • Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth [2019] HCA 20 (‘Amerind’)
  • Kirman v RWE Robinson & Sons Pty Ltd (in liq) [2019] FCA 372


  • Law Council of Australia Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee
  • Law Society of Western Australia

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