A highly respected lawyer practicing exclusively in property law, Nicola is a detail-oriented professional specialising in telecommunications, retail and commercial leasing and licensing.

Nicola manages a national portfolio of high-volume telecommunications leases and advises and negotiates leases and licences for one of Australia’s largest telecommunications providers. In this capacity, Nicola works opposite a range of stakeholders including corporate landlords, government agencies, councils, owner’s corporations, hospitals, and airports.

Nicola is also a sought-after retail leasing lawyer exclusively managing the leasing portfolios of landlords of shopping centres and office buildings in the Melbourne CBD and the south-eastern suburbs.  Nicola takes a holistic approach with her clients allowing her to act for landlord clients on all aspects of the matter across a range of legal issues, whether it be drafting tailor-made documents to meet the landlord’s individual needs, maintaining their leasing portfolio or providing enforceability and other ad hoc advice.

As well as working with landlords of shopping centres and office buildings, negotiating their retail and commercial leasing portfolios Nicola also works with tenants and their advocates in negotiating retail and commercial leases.

In addition, Nicola regularly provides general property advice including adverse possession and restrictive covenant advice. Nicola is a regular author and thought leader on all facets of property law and is well versed in industry updates and developments.

Nicola is the Madgwicks Meritas Young Lawyer Liaison and works with an international cohort of lawyers on initiatives fostering education and networking opportunities across the world. She is also a Co-Founder of networking group ProFresh Leading Ladies connecting like-minded professionals to share their experiences and succeed in their professional and personal lives. Nicola is actively involved in the Melbourne business community.

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Recent Articles by Nicola Carnevale

Attention Landlords and Tenants – a Q&A about COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects (at a global, national and local level) rapidly changing on a daily basis, we have been inundated by landlords, tenant and agents asking how COVID-19 will affect them, specifically their businesses and leasing...
25 March, 2020

Against the law to claw (back)? Leasing incentives and claw back provisions in the spotlight in Victoria

In brief VCAT has recently applied a decision by the Queensland Supreme Court regarding clawback clauses which has the potential to affect how the clauses are applied in Victoria. Background When negotiating lease agreements, landlords can offer incentives to tenants...
5 February, 2020

Sign on the dotted line not online: Execution by e-signing may not be binding

A recent South Australian Supreme Court case has shined the spotlight back on the validity of e-signatures, confirming that it is better to put pen to paper rather than signing online. The rise of e-signing software and the dynamic nature...
17 November, 2019