Nico Burmeister practises primarily in industrial relations and employment law. He is a member of the Victorian and Western Australian Bars.
After a decade as a solicitor, Nico was called to the Bar in 2013 and quickly developed a national practice.
He is consistently recognised in peer- and client-reviewed publications (most recently in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Rankings – Employment: The Bar in Australia 2021, The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific – Labour and Employment 2021, Best Lawyers in Australia (Labour and Employment Law) 2021 and Doyle’s Leading Employment Law Junior Counsel – Victoria 2020.
Nico has extensive experience, both as junior counsel and unled. Recent matters of note include:
Before being called to the Bar, Nico litigated – and practised employment law – at Allens (now Allens Linklaters), and Norton Rose Fulbright. In addition, he spent two years in-house at Chandler Macleod Group Limited (then an ASX-listed labour-hire and recruitment conglomerate) where he was General Counsel.
Nico earned a Master of Law and Management from the University of New South Wales and the Australian Graduate School of Management. He was also awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Western Australia.
Nico is a committee member of the Industrial Bar Association.
Finally, Nico is a long-suffering – but ultimately patient – member of the Fremantle Football Club.