Emrys Nekvapil SC


Areas of Practice

  • Aged Care
  • Commercial
  • Confidential Information
  • Constitutional Law
  • Consumer Credit
  • Discrimination/Equal Opportunity
  • Equity & Trusts
  • FOI/Privacy
  • Human Rights
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
  • Migration
  • Mining and Resources
  • Public International Law
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory
  • Royal Commissions/Government Inquiries


  • BA/LLB (Melbourne)
  • Master of Laws (Government and Commercial) (ANU)

Professional History

Emrys lives in Melbourne, but regularly appears and gives advice in Queensland.

Before coming to the bar in 2009, Emrys worked for Emilios Kyrou (now Justice Kyrou) as a solicitor in the litigation group at King & Wood Mallesons (then Mallesons Stephen Jaques).


Emrys has a broad trial and appellate practice in all areas of public law, commercial law and corporate regulation.

He has regularly appeared in:

See all matters, listed in reverse chronological order here.

Emrys advises on, and appears in, class actions, regulatory proceedings, general civil litigation (including about the Australian Consumer Law, negligence, other torts, trusts, fiduciary duties and breach of confidence), and public law matters in all forms and forums.

Notable Cases

In Queensland, Emrys’s cases to date have focused mainly on human rights and environmental law. For example:

Emrys is available to accept briefs to advise or appear in Queensland in these or any of his other practice areas.


  • Victorian Administrative Law looseleaf service (Thomson Reuters), General Editor
  • Victorian Administrative Reports (Thomson Reuters), Editor
  • Pizer’s Annotated VCAT Act(7th edn, 2022), Author
  • “Using the Charter in Litigation” in Groves, Matthew; Campbell, Colin (eds), Australian Charters of Rights A Decade On (The Federation Press, 2017) 84