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Dr. Nigel Wilson - Archway Publishing. Adelaide, , AU

Dr. Nigel Wilson

Director | Australis Chambers


Keynote & Invited Speaker at National & International Conferences - Award-winning Author - Australian Lawyer - Teaching Professional





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Dr Nigel Wilson is an Australian lawyer and teaching professional with twenty-eight years’ experience.
He is the award-winning author or Teaching Professionals: The Art of the Teaching Professional and How to Teach Professionals - The CAISSEP Technique

Nigel was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by the University of South Australia for his thesis entitled “Regulation in the Information Age in Australia: From the Boardroom to the Courtroom”. He holds degrees in Law (Honours, First Class) and Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of South Australia. He also holds a Master’s degree in Law from Oxford University and has been awarded Harvard University’s Premier Certificate in Cybersecurity.

As an expert teaching professional since 1992, Dr Wilson has extensive experience across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, practical legal training, clinical legal practice, corporate professional development and post-admission barrister education programmes. For over two decades, he has conducted educational training programmes for Australian legal practices, workplaces, and Australian judicial colleges. Nationally and internationally, he has spoken at over fifty conferences and has twice been an invited keynote speaker at National Judicial College of Australia conferences.

From 2001 to 2008, he established and convened, pro bono, the South Australian Bar Association’s (SABA) Bar Reader’s Course with the SABA BRC Committee. In 2014, he was recognised by the SABA for his teaching leadership and professionalism by the award of an annual lecture.

Dr Wilson has research expertise and has published, nationally and internationally, in legal education, the law of regulation, expert evidence, the law of evidence, competition and consumer law, insurance law, tort law, corporate law, digital forensics, risk management, cybersecurity, and technology law. He has held editorial board appointments on two leading international technology law journals and been a law reform adviser to the South Australian and Australian governments.

Since 1993, he has represented Australian and international citizens, corporations, regulators, and governments in all Australian courts and tribunals. He has also held in-house legal roles and been General Counsel of South Australia’s largest private corporation and also General Counsel and Head of Governance of the Indigenous Land Corporation.

Industry Expertise (2)


Legal Services

Areas of Expertise (8)



Teaching & Learning Technologies

Legal Ethical and Professional Practice

Legal Advisory



Strategic Management

Accomplishments (2)

South Australian Bar Association - Nigel Wilson Annual Lecture (professional)

Awarded by the South Australian Bar Association (SABA) in 2014 in recognition of service and contribution to the SABA, in particular to the SABA Bar Readers’ Course from 2001-2011

Ambassador, Adelaide Convention Bureau (professional)

By appointment of the South Australian Minister for Tourism and for the City of Adelaide in 2009 - current.

Education (6)

University of South Australia: PhD, Law 2020

Regulation in the Information Age: From the Boardroom to the Courtroom

Harvard University: Premier Certificate, Cybersecurity 2020

University of Oxford: Masters of Law, Bachelor of Civil Law 1993

University of South Australia: Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice 1992

University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Laws, Honours - First Class 1991

University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Economics, Economics 1989

Affiliations (1)


Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (37)

Guest Speaker, “Digital Experts: The Power of Effective Communication”

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering  University of Adelaide, 2021

Guest Speaker, “Australian Water Markets and Indigenous Australians”

River Murray & Mallee Aboriginal Corporation  2020

Guest Speaker, “COVID-19: Tracing App – Metadata issues”

COVID-19  University of Adelaide, Adelaide Business School, SA, 2020

Guest Speaker, “Metadata: The Legal issues – Business Data and Cybersecurity”

Adelaide Business School  University of Adelaide, 2020

Speaker, “Metadata: From Ingestion to Retention – The Legal Issues”

Cyber Security Research Bootcamp 2020  Joint Cybersecurity Centre, Adelaide, SA, 2020

Keynote speaker, “Digital Forensics: Challenges and Future”

Flinders Law Public Lecture  Adelaide, SA, 2019

Speaker, “Cybersecurity and Privacy: An Australian legal perspective”

Industry Presentation Day, Cyber Security Research Bootcamp 2019  Joint Cybersecurity Centre, Adelaide, SA, 2019

Keynote Speaker, “Native Title 2018 - The Kaurna Peoples and the Adelaide Determination”

Australian Government Solicitor  Adelaide, SA, 2018

Keynote Speaker, “Cybersecurity: The Judicial Role

National Judicial College of Australia  Hobart, Tasmania 2017

Keynote Speaker, “Expert Evidence in Australia – a more transparent path post-Dasreef”

Forensic Science SA  Adelaide, SA, 2017

Speaker, “If We are Game - We can Change”

Australian Insurance Law Association National Conference  Adelaide, SA, 2016

Speaker, “Metadata: The Insurance Dimension”

Australian Insurance Law Association  Adelaide, SA, 2015

Keynote speaker, “Metadata: The Judicial Role”

National Judicial College of Australia,  Adelaide, SA, 2015

Speaker, “Matter, metadata, miniaturisation and the misty cloud: More legal practice challenges in the Digital Age”,

International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science,  The University of Adelaide, 2015

Keynote speaker, “Evidence and Proof: The Position in Australia”

School of Translational Health Science, Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences  University of Adelaide, 2015

Convenor, “Crossing the Line”

2014 Annual Conference  Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association, 2014

Speaker, “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Business Judgment Rule in the Sporting World – Where is the Line?

Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association Conference  Adelaide, SA, 2014

Speaker, “Digital Evidence & Forensics in Australia & New Zealand: Recent Developments”

Schloss Dagstuhl Conference (invitation only attendee)  Leibniz Center for Informatics, Germany, 2014

Delegate, by invitation of the Chief Defence Scientist

National Science & Technology and CyberSecurity Workshops  Defence Science & Technology Organisation, Canberra 2014

Keynote speaker, “Expert Evidence in Australia: the Insurance Dimension?”

Australian Insurance Law Association National AGM  Adelaide, SA, 2013


Intellectual Property Academics Conference  University of Adelaide, 2012

Keynote speaker, “Digital Experts – Why is Effective Communication So Important to Both the Admissibility and Persuasiveness of Expert Opinion?”

Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law Conference  Richmond, Virginia, USA 2012

Convenor, “Hosting Sporting Events in South Australia – Legal and Risk Management Issues”

Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association  Adelaide, SA, 2011

Keynote speaker, “Expert Evidence in the Digital Age”

ECAU Security Congress  Edith Cowan University 2011

Session Chair

Advanced Contract Law Conference  University of Adelaide Law School & Law Society of South Australia, Contracts and the Online Environment, Adelaide, SA, 2011

Keynote speaker, “Cloud Computing – (Forensically) cloudy but fine?”

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia  Adelaide, SA, 2011

Speaker, “e-Risks – Insurance Dilemma or Delight?”

Australian Insurance Law Association National Conference,  Adelaide, SA, 2010

Speaker, “Mobile Forensics in Australia”

Mobile World Forensics 2009 Conference  Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2009

Speaker, “Digital Forensics in Australia – The view from Down Under”

Association of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law 2009 Conference,  Burlington, Vermont, USA, 2009

peaker, “Privacy, Human Rights & Religion in Australia – Celebrating a Diamond Jubilee or Holding a Rough Diamond?”

BILETA Conference  Winchester University, England, 2009

Speaker, “Connecting to the Network: Norms, Religion and Human Rights in Australia”

CPTS Conference  Marssen, The Netherlands, 2009

Speaker, “Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Warming or Warming the Globe?”

Knowledge Globalization Conference 2009  Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2009

Speaker, “Regulating the Information Age – How will we cope with technological change?”

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration, Law & Technology Conference  Sydney, NSW, 2008

Speaker, “The Cyber-Workplace – Liability Issues and Risk Management”

Association of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law 2008 Conference  Oklahoma City, USA, 2008

Speaker, “The Workplace of the Future in the Global Knowledge Economy”

Knowledge Globalization Conference 2008  Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2008

Speaker, “Forensics in Cyberspace – The Legal Challenges”

e-Forensics 2008 Conference (The First International Conference on Forensic Applications and Techniques in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia)  Adelaide, SA, 2008

Speaker, “The Workplace of the Future – Liability Issues and Risk Management”

econd International Conference on Legal, Security & Privacy Issues in Information Technology (LSPI)  Beijing, China, 2007



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