Nicholas Carney

Nicholas Carney

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BCom LLB 2005

Nicholas Carney is a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF).

Nicholas advises governments and the private sector on complex infrastructure projects. He has experience across transport, health, social housing, defence and smart cities.

He graduated from UNSW with a BComm/LLB in 2005. Before starting at HSF, he led a national campaign for a Human Rights Act.

Nicholas was a member of UNSW Council from 2004 - 2019. He sits on the Foundation Board of the State Library of NSW.

UNSW Law has had a huge and positive impact on my career. I learned, amongst other things, how to dissect complex problems and construct practical solutions. I use these skills every day as I advise my clients on major infrastructure projects.