Nico Burmeister practises primarily in industrial relations and employment law. He is a member of the Victorian and Western Australian Bars.
Nico was called to the Bar in 2013 and has developed a national practice. He is consistently recognised in peer- and client-reviewed publications (most recently in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 (Labour and Employment Law)).
Nico has extensive experience, both as junior counsel and unled. Some recent cases of note include:
Prior to being called to the Bar, Nico practised as a solicitor for 10 years. He gained extensive experience in the litigation and employment law departments of Allens (now Allens Linklaters), and Norton Rose Fulbright. In addition, he spent two years in-house at Chandler Macleod Group Ltd (then an ASX-listed labour-hire and recruitment conglomerate) where he was General Counsel.
Nico holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Western Australia. He also holds a Master of Law and Management from the University of New South Wales and the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Nico is a member of the Industrial Bar Association and the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.
Finally, Nico is a long-suffering, but ultimately patient, member of the Fremantle Football Club.