Nicholas is a DPhil Candidate in Law with Oriel College, Oxford. He holds a Bachelor of Arts-Psychology and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Macquarie University, Australia, and a Master of Laws from the Harvard Law School, USA. He has been a judicial assistant at the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and has worked as a solicitor in an international law firm. He was previously a GTA with Oriel College

His thesis focusses on the use of statistical evidence in legal proceedings, supervised by Professor Roderick Bagshaw. Other research interests include Administrative Law, Evidence, Equity, Health Law and Torts. He is also involved in research in the areas of Complex and Transnational Litigation (including Class Actions) and Anti-Corruption.


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  • NJ Lennings, 'Forward, Gillick: Are competent children autonomous medical decision makers? New Developments in Australia' (2015) 2 Journal of Law and the Biosciences 459
  • NJ Lennings and CJ Lennings, 'Assessing serious harm under the doctrine of doli incapax: A case study' (2014) 21 Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 791
  • NJ Lennings, 'Assessing significant probative value for the purposes of admitting coincidence evidence post DSJ v R; NS v R' (2013) 17 The International Journal of Evidence and Proof 202 [Case Note]
  • NJ Lennings, 'Children and refusal of medical treatment: In urgent need of reform' (2013) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 122

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