Meet Nicholas Ketley
Nicholas knew he wanted to be a lawyer from his early high school years on the Central Coast, initially aspiring to become a criminal lawyer. However, on commencing a Law degree at Macquarie University in 2014, he soon realised he was more suited to and drawn towards other areas of the law. He joined Aubrey Brown while still studying in 2018 as a legal assistant for the Estate Planning and Commercial Law divisions. Serving two distinctly different teams allowed him to discover his niche and passion for helping and supporting people at what can be an intensely emotional time in their lives. A particular interest for Nicholas is working on pro bono matters for Cancer Council referrals and giving peace of mind to those who otherwise could not afford quality legal advice in their time of need.
Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in November 2020, Nicholas became a fully qualified Wills, Estates and Estate Planning Lawyer in February 2021. Working with clients, he takes the time to listen to their wants, needs and concerns and openly discuss their goals, offering gentle guidance and tailoring a plan to achieve those goals in the most practical and efficient way while being sensitive to their feelings and potential discomfort in discussing a subject not often talked about. He has earned a reputation for going the extra mile to seek answers and solutions to even the toughest challenges.
Nicholas relishes the opportunity to contribute to and be part of a team of people at Aubrey Brown Lawyers who share the same values, compassion and care for clients and the law as he does.
Away from work, he is an avid fan of motorsports.
Nicholas is a compassionate and empathetic lawyer, making him a valued member of our Wills, Estates and Estate Planning team. His attention to detail and inquisitive nature ensures even the most demanding challenges or questions are always resolved and explained efficiently and effectively for his clients.
Areas of Specialisation
- Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardian
- Deceased Estates
- Testamentary Trusts
- NCAT Financial Management and Guardianship Applications and advising on capacity.
- Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Supreme Court of New South Wales
- High Court of Australia
- NSW Law Society
- Central Coast Law Society