Nick Houen was admitted to practise in 1996, and upon graduation was awarded the University Medal in recognition of his formidable talent as a lawyer. Since then, he has worked with the major CBD law firm, Clayton Utz, and then in a boutique commercial practice, Patterson Houen & Commins. Nick joined Craddock Murray Neumann in early 2006.
Nick works with a variety of clients, from large corporations - including a major multi-national mining company - and government departments, through to small businesses and individuals, and he particularly enjoys the challenge of providing imaginative yet practical solutions to legal problems.
Working in the commercial team at Craddock Murray Neumann, Nick is responsible for conveyancing and property law, contract negotiation and drafting, estate planning, commercial law, commercial advice.
Before studying law, Nick held various responsible positions in the Department of Immigration where he gained first-hand experience in Immigration Law from the perspective of the decision-maker. Nick is a Registered Migration Agent and is now able to offer the benefit of his considerable experience to those seeking a variety of visas, including ‘business’ and ‘skilled’ visas.
Nick’s skills and experience lie particularly in assisting with the purchase and sale of residential and commercial property, leasing, purchase/sale of business, commercial contracts, intellectual property, wills and estate planning, immigration law and Administrative Law – protecting the legal rights individuals in their dealings with government.
Nick is approachable and efficient, keeping clients informed and being available when needed, and as a result has developed good working relationships with his corporate and private clients.
DipEd (Secondary) (Sydney CAE)
BA (Hons) (Sydney)
LLB (Hons) (UTS)
Dip. Legal Practice (College of Law)
University Medal in Law (UTS)
NSW Law Society
Australian Institute of Administrative Law
Australian Commercial Law Association