Nuala Simpson
Nuala Simpson

Nuala accepts briefs in all areas of commercial law, but has special expertise in representative (class-action) proceedings and complex, high–value engineering and construction disputes.

She regularly appears in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in private arbitrations and in mediations.

Nuala is ranked in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2020, Construction & Infrastructure – Band 1, as “a very highly regarded junior” who regularly appears on complex construction and engineering cases with clients describing her as “excellent” and “a very bright and very thorough lawyer” (Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2020).

She is recognised as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the areas of “Construction and Infrastructure” (Best Lawyers Australia, 2021 – 2013) “Litigation” (Best Lawyers Australia, 2021 – 2016) and rated as “preeminent” in the area of “Construction Law” in Australia (Doyles Guide, 2021 – 2016) and New South Wales (Doyles Guide, 2021).

Nuala was named “Junior Counsel of the Year, Australia” in 2013 by Lawyers Weekly, Australia.

Most recently, Nuala was listed as a Leading Junior in Legal 500 – Asia Pacific
Nuala is sharp, agile and immensely hard-working. Her construction law expertise, including in complex issues of delay, disruption and quantum, is market-leading. A fantastic team player and a genuine pleasure to work with. A very diligent and clever junior counsel. Works very hard and is very responsive.

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  • Admitted to NSW Bar: 2010
  • Admitted as a NSW solicitor: 2001


  • 2007: Masters of International Law (Sydney)
  • 2000: LLB (UNSW)
  • 2000: BSc (Psychology) (UNSW)