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It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Robert Colin Nicholls. Bob joined the firm in 1964 and quickly became one of the firm’s youngest ever partners in 1967. He was a highly-respected colleague and friend to many until his retirement from the firm in 1993 and beyond.





Bob had an exceptional legal talent and passion for the law. He was regarded as one of Australia’s foremost mining, oil and gas lawyers and he was a valued and respected partner of the firm and a trusted advisor to many of the firm’s clients.

Bob is remembered by his colleagues as charming, funny, gregarious and fiercely loyal, both to the firm and his friends. He will be greatly missed by those who worked with him throughout his career and he leaves behind a significant legacy to the firm.

Bob is survived by his beloved children Marc Joshua, Alexei and Dominica, step-daughters Anna-Marie and Cassandra and granddaughter Selina. We send our sincere condolences to his family.