When called to the Bar in early 2006, Bridie had already enjoyed success in an academic career in Law and International Political Economy at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales.
Bridie was the associate to the Honourable Justice James L. B. Allsop, then a Justice of the Federal Court, subsequently the President of the Court of Appeal of New South Wales, and now the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.
Building the foundations of her career, Bridie began her legal journey as a barrister's research assistant and solicitor at Freehills practising in Litigation and Intellectual Property. She was subsequently a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, lecturing in Litigation and Evidence and Administrative Law.
Receiving her undergraduate education at the University of Sydney, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bridie majored in Government and English. As a post-graduate, Bridie completed her Masters of International Studies, where she was awarded first class honours and graduated first in the year. Bridie also there researched, on scholarship, her Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics.
Bridie has a keen interest in the politics of currency and completed her theses on the primacy of the US Dollar and the actualisation of the Euro.
Bridie attained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, passing with Honours, and is now completing her Masters of Laws, majoring in Maritime Law at the University of London, Queen Mary College.
Bridie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Bridie is passionately dedicated to education and is an Adjunct Lecturer in Advocacy, Planning Law and Administrative Law at the Australian College of Law.
A member of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Bridie is a proud part of one of the leading sets of Barristers' Chambers in Sydney. A member since 2008, Bridie is well regarded by her peers and is an active part of the legal community.
Bridie takes pride in presenting at conferences and seminars and is a sought after speaker on the topics of contracts, professional negligence, civil liability, maritime and administrative law.
Bridie regularly accepts instructions in the following areas at first instance and on appeal in most courts and tribunals, both led and unled:
Additionally, Bridie regularly accepts instructions directly from in-house legal counsel and departments, as well as from clients located outside of Australia.
A list of cases in which Bridie has appeared as counsel is available on request.
Bridie appears as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitrations and sport arbitration.
Bridie brings her experience in international law, politics and currency and as a specialist in advocacy and legal advice to both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
Bridie specialises in the areas of maritime law, international trade and transportation, insurance and reinsurance (including marine insurance), oil and gas, energy, commodities, international finance and banking. Bridie has also worked on all forms of commercial and international disputes, including joint ventures, conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes.
Bridie is willing to work with in-house legal counsel and departments, as well as clients located outside of Australia, and is available to draft legal opinions, advise in conference, draft pleadings and appear as an advocate at arbitrations.
Bridie will appear in arbitrations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, India, United Arab Emirates, London and New York and other international seats.
While English is Bridie's first language, she is also is conversationally adept in French and Swedish.
Bridie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Bridie Nolan can be contacted through her clerks.
Mr Bob Rymer
Phone: + 61 2 9232 4016
Fax: +61 2 9223 3710
Ms Kate Gooch
Phone: +61 2 8029 6305
Mobile: + 61 (0) 415 374 409
Bridie can also be contacted by email at email@example.com or in chambers on +61 2 9233 1896.
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