Nina Thomas



Legal Expertise


Nina focuses on the building and construction industry. Her work involves drafting, negotiating and advising on ‘front end’ construction matters, and acting for various parties in ‘back end’ construction dispute resolution matters (including security of payment matters).

Nina also provides advisory services in relation to regulatory issues relating to the construction industry (such as QBCC licensing issues, including assisting clients to design appropriate corporate structure to ensure compliance with the QBCC’s financial reporting requirements).

Nina has experience advising and acting for parties such as developers, contractors, builders, subcontractors, engineers, architects, superintendents, and State-owned corporations. She also has practical experience in local government matters, including compliance and enforcement related issues.

Speaking both Polish and Italian means that Nina can comfortably communicate with clients from different cultural and language backgrounds to understand their business practices.


Nina’s recent experience includes:

  • the subdivision and development of the largest master planned community in Tasmania;
  • drafting, advising, and reviewing the contract suite for a $352 million water infrastructure investment project in Queensland;
  • acting in the adjudication and dispute resolution of a multimillion dollar petrol station development in the Gold Coast;
  • acting for a funds manager in the development of two vertical retirement residences totaling 253 luxury apartments;
  • acting in a dispute involving a high profile project builder;
  • advising and developing training programs for industry associations on the application of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020; and
  • statutory demands, set aside applications and winding up applications.

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Memberships and Associations

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Society of Construction Law Australia


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Queensland

Language Skills

  • Polish
  • Italian

“I take pride in building constructive relationships with my clients; to work smarter and deliver excellent commercial and practical outcomes.”

Building & Construction
Litigation & Dispute Resolution