Meet The Team

Robert Nicholls

Managing Director & Principal Lawyer
Robert Nicholls

Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist – Business Law

Nationally Accredited Mediator NMAS

MBA (Distinction), LLB (Hons), Acc. Spec. (Bus.) – Qld, Grad Dip Leg Prac, Grad Dip CSP, FCIS, GAICD

I focus on enabling the business of my clients, regardless of the areas of law or industry in which my advice or assistance is sought. I genuinely believe in building long-term relationships with each of our clients and am fully invested in their individual commercial success. I do not believe that all client needs are all the same, nor are they necessarily similar. In my legal and commercial experience, an effective legal advisor is one that has a good overall understanding of their client’s businesses, not just the legal issues confronting them. At the heart of this understanding is open and effective communication to gain a clear and detailed understanding of client needs, expectations and requirements with the primary objective of delivering practical and tailor-made solutions.

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (UTS)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Graduate Diploma Company Directors Course (AICD)
  • Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Master of Business Administration (With Distinction) (CSU)
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator NMAS
  • Queensland Accredited Specialist in Business Law (QLS)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Queensland

Professional Background

Robert Nicholls is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Business Law. He provides expert legal and advisory services to business promoters and proprietors, small to medium enterprises, government and public companies located within Australia and overseas. He is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator, specialising in the resolution of business, commercial, and workplace disputes.

With extensive practical legal experience spanning in excess of 25 years, Robert has a diverse range of legal knowledge in a variety of practice areas including business and commercial law, international trade law, corporate law and regulatory compliance, corporate insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution, criminal law, employment law, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, property and finance.

Prior to founding Prestige Legal & Corporate Services, Robert has been employed as a solicitor in private practice, in-house general legal counsel for publicly listed entities, and prior to that, also worked as a senior executive lawyer for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and police prosecutor for the New South Wales Police Force.

Robert is also regarded as an expert in corporate governance having substantial experience as a chartered corporate secretary fulfilling the role of Group Company Secretary for several ASX listed entities. He has a demonstrable strong track record of compliance and stakeholder management and extensive capability in establishing and implementing effective corporate governance frameworks.

In a commercial setting, Robert Nicholls has considerable hands-on experience and a strong practical background in the management and oversight of businesses across a wide variety of industry sectors including consumer goods, property, investment, wholesale importation and distribution, mining, manufacturing, professional services, and start-up ventures, in both senior executive and non-executive roles, as well as, director and chief executive officer level appointments in ASX listed and unlisted private entities.

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  • Skiold is a long-standing Danish company headquartered in Denmark and with operations globally. When our company made a decision to acquire interests in an Australian based entity we needed expert Australian legal advice and representation to assist us with the transaction.
    Martin Gadensgaard, Chief Financial Controller, Denmark Read More
  • Robert, Thank you for your assistance in our recent transaction in selling our Group of Businesses. You and your team made the process seamless and more importantly you took the stress out of the situation.
    Janet and Robert Hamilton, Directors, Brisbane Read More
  • Over a matter of years whilst using Prestige Legal & Corporate Services we have found them to be very responsive and effective in delivering the information and advice we required.
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