Nick Wilson

Associate  |  Commercial


(07) 3014 6574

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Nick is  a dedicated and passionate Lawyer specialising in Queensland's bus industry, advising on contracts, tenders, and commercial transactions.

Nick is a Corporate Lawyer at McInnes Wilson Lawyers in Brisbane with a specialty knowledge of the passenger transport sector.

He has been involved in Queensland’s bus industry for over a decade and has applied his comprehensive understanding of this sector for clients in a professional law firm environment since 2018.

Nick advises bus operators, industry associations, and associated suppliers, on a range of matters including passenger transport service contracts with government, formulating government tender responses, facilitating the sale and purchase of transport businesses, and commercial property transactions.

Nick is very passionate about the not-for-profit sector and dedicates a large part of his spare time as the President of the Queensland Omnibus and Coach Society, and a Director of Brisbane Open House. 

Nick’s commitment to the bus industry has culminated in the establishment of the Brisbane Transport Museum which is Queensland’s first and only dedicated bus museum.


CAREER Information

Key Specialisations


  • Bachelor Of Justice, Queensland University Of Technology
  • Bachelor Of Laws, Queensland University Of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme (HVRAS) accredited person for the Department of Transport and Main Roads

community involvement

  • President, Queensland Omnibus and Coach Society Inc.
  • Director, Brisbane Open House
  • Management Committee Member, Queensland Bus Industry Council
  • Chair, Queensland Bus Industry Council Supply Partners Working Group


Client Solutions

Thompson Bus Services
Client problem

Purchase of Transport Business.

outcome achieved

Nick assisted one of Queensland's oldest bus operators to expand their family business to the Sunshine Coast with the purchase of Coolum Coaches.

Nick advised the Thompson family in all aspects of the transaction including: conducting due diligence investigations on the business and real estate, facilitating the transfer of the government contracts, advising on tax and duty implications, and attending to successful completion of the purchase.

Queensland Bus Industry Council
Client problem

Advising on Government Service Contracts.

outcome achieved

Nick advised the Queensland Bus Industry Council, the peak representative Industry body for the bus and coach industry in Queensland, on negotiating new long-term prescribed school service contracts with the Department of Transport and Main Roads on behalf of its bus operator members.

Transport operators
Client problem

Advising on Government Tenders.

outcome achieved

Nick regularly advises bus industry clients in all aspects of responding to requests for tenders for public passenger service contracts with government including assisting to prepare tender documents, review of RFT and contract terms and conditions and advising on related matters such as probity.


Nick Wilson's INSIGHTS & Success

Purchasing a Queensland business with registered motor vehicles
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advises on Sale to SPS Commerce

Commercial & Transport, Logistics, and Automotives

Be Aware of Essential Public Transport Infrastructure Declarations
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advises Murrays on Purchase of Palmer’s Coaches

Commercial & Transport, Logistics, and Automotives

Chain of Responsibility: Transport Company & Schedulers Fined
McInnes Wilson Advises on Purchase of Coolum Coaches

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