Nicholas Coveney

+61 8 9226 3300

info@patersondowding.com.au

Nic is passionate about helping families navigate through one of the most emotionally and financially turbulent periods of their life.

His approach to settling matters is personalized and pragmatic to ensure his clients have the best chance of achieving fair, cost effective and timely outcomes. 

Nic can help you in all areas of family law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Dividing finances
  • Parenting disputes
  • Spousal maintenance claims
  • Child support assessments
  • Relocating with children

Nic has a track record for technical excellence. In conjunction with his Bachelor of Laws, Nic holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Distinction). While at University, he was awarded first place in the law school wide ‘Client Interview’ competition, was a Grand Finalist in the law school wide ‘Negotiations’ competition and achieved First Place in Taxation Law.

Nic has a unique commercial background as a tax lawyer for global giant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, which is particularly advantageous when helping clients determine how to tax effectively divide family structures involving trusts, businesses, self-managed super funds, share portfolios and investments properties.

Nic is an active member of the legal community. He sits on the Young Lawyer’s Committee of WA, the CPD & Social Committee of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA and was formerly the President of the Notre Dame Law Students’ Society. He also mentors students through a number of organisations.

Outside of work, Nic is a tragic supporter of Melbourne Football Club.

 

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce, 2015
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2016
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2016
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia, 2016

Admitted to Practice

  • 3 January 2016

Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Law Society's Young Lawyers Committee
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia

Expertise

  • Financial and Property matters