Dr Nick Seddon is recognised as a leading authority in contract law, specialising in government contracts. He advises Australian government agencies and the private sector in common law and commercial law matters, including major contracts, procurements, and application of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). Nick also advises on the operation of legislation affecting government and private sector entities.

Nick is the author of the leading text, Government Contracts: Federal, State and Local, (6th ed 2018), Seddon on Deeds (2015) and co-author of Cheshire & Fifoot Law of Contract (11th Aus ed 2017). As a consultant to the Laws of Australia project, he contributed to volumes on the general principles of the law of contract. He was editor of the Federal Law Review from 1997-2000.

Nick has been an academic for forty-five years in Melbourne, Papua New Guinea and at the Australian National University. He is currently counsel at Ashurst and an honorary professor at the ANU College of Law.

Posts by Nick:

The Palmer Act

Searle v Commonwealth [2019] NSWCA 127 – government contracting and fettering