Tim Nethercote

Special Consultant and Founder

Tim co-founded the law firm Holley Nethercote and training business Compact in 1995.  He retired in December 2016, but remains a Special Consultant to the business.

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Training
  • Financial services law
  • Corporations law
  • Consumer credit law
  • Risk management
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Credit management
  • Conference presentations and MC role
Admitted to practice:  1978
Career achievements:
  • Secondary teacher at Camberwell Grammar School 1979-1989.
  • Author of 3 legal studies text books for Years 11 & 12 Legal Studies.
  • Being fortunate to go into partnership with Grant Holley from 1995 to 2016.
  • Providing a work environment which results in outstanding and long term staff members (and his eventual redundancy!).
  • Bachelor of Economics 1975
  • Bachelor of Laws 1977
  • Diploma of Education 1979
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • AMP Financial Services Competencies Program 2001
Future aspirations: Having achieved “Senior” status in 2014, Tim has now retired from HNLaw, but has been retained as a Special Consultant.  This will allow him more time to spend with his family, surfing, travelling the world on walking and cycling tours, as well as enjoy other interests.
Interests outside of work: Tim has been married to Jenny for over 40 years and has 2 adult children and daughter-in-law and 3 granddaughters!

Tim's other interests are surfing, reading, Australian football, camping and travelling.
Favourite quote: "If our foresight was as good as our hindsight, we'd be better off a damn sight." - anon

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