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Barry.Nilsson. are experts in airports law. It is one of our core strengths and we are heavily focussed on making sure that our systems, our knowledge and our skill sets are first class. This also keeps our clients confident their airports are operating under best practice.

Clive Nichol | Principal

Clive is a principal in our Real Estate & Commercial team and is often described as a “no frills and tinsel lawyer”. His straight-to-the-point approach for transactions has delivered him a long list of loyal clients in the airport industry.

Clive has acted for Gold Coast Airport since 1998. During that time he has been involved in three full and/or partial terminal redevelopments, a full cycle of general aviation leasing, and the implementation of post 9/11 landside, sterile area, and airside security measures as part of commercial arrangements with on and off-airport operators and stakeholders.

As a mark of Clive’s standing in the sector he has been asked to undertake similar work for other airports operated by QAL, together with Rockhampton and Whitsunday Coast airports.