Nicholas Coveney

Nic is a family lawyer at Paterson & Dowding who can help you with:

  • Divorce
  • Financial division
  • Parenting issues 
  • Spousal maintenance 
  • Child support 
  • Court appearances 

Nic safely guides his clients through one of the most emotionally and financially turbulent periods of their life by taking a clear and practical approach to settling matters. He works towards fair and cost effective outcomes so that his clients can move on with their life as smoothly as possible.

Nic is well equipped to deal with the complex financial structures that often plague family law because of his unique commercial background. He previously worked as a tax lawyer for one of the Big 4 global accounting firms and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction in conjunction with his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. He was awarded First Place in Income Tax Law and later went on to study the Business Tax Law unit at the University of Sydney. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with Distinction.

Nic’s ability to connect with and understand his client’s needs and provide clear and practical advice was evident even in his earlier years, having won his University’s Client Interview Competition and competing nationally. His ability to negotiate fair and cost effective outcomes was also evident even in his earlier years, having been a Grand Finalist in his University’s Negotiations Competition.

Outside of work Nic sits on the Young Lawyers Committee of Western Australia and the social sub-committee of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia. He was formerly the President of the Notre Dame Law Students’ Society. Over the last decade he has held and continues to hold a number of mentoring roles within the community. He enjoys most sports (especially football and cricket), trips down south and spending time with his family and friends.

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