Newcastle Law School

The Honourable Mr Justice Matthew Nicklin

The Honourable Mr Justice Matthew Nicklin

Justice of the High Court (LLB 1992)

Sir Matthew Nicklin was appointed a Justice of the High Court, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division, in October 2017. Before appointment, he was a barrister and media law specialist, and former Joint Head of Chambers at 5RB.

After graduating from Newcastle with a first class degree in law in 1992, he was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in October 1993. He was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship by the Inns of Court in 1998 and undertook a placement in Sydney Australia with King Wood Mallesons and Justice David Levine at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Matthew was a barrister member of the Board of the Bar Standards Board from 2008 to 2013. He was appointed a Recorder in 2009, a QC in 2013 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017.

Matthew is still actively involved with the Law School and is a member of the School’s Advisory Board.