Nigel’s legal practice involves both best interests and direct instructions advocacy for children and young people in care, and acting for parents in the child protection jurisdiction. He also practises as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in the family law jurisdiction. Nigel has predominately worked in the area of child protection since 2005, which has included a role as a lawyer for a London-based Local Authority in the UK in the area of public family law (child protection). He has prior experience in the criminal jurisdiction, and has previously represented young people (aged 16 years and less) in the youth justice jurisdiction while working at Legal Aid Queensland.
Assistant Director Family Law Services, Office of the Director of Child Protection Litigation, Legal Aid Queensland – practising in the area of child protection and public family law.
Board Member of Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland: www.cppaq.com.au
Member of the Forde Foundation Board of Advice: www.fordefoundation.org.au/
Member of the Queensland Law Society’s Children’s Law Committee.
2014 Churchill Fellow: instigating the establishment of a child protection law specialist accreditation program in Queensland, USA, Canada, Switzerland, England and Scotland: www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellows/detail/3940/Nigel+Miller