Meet the Team


the editor avatarNathan Cecil EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Nathan is a partner in the National Transport Group of Holding Redlich Lawyers.

Nathan works closely with businesses in the shipping, logistics, road transport, commodities and offshore sectors, specialising in providing commercial and regulatory compliance advice and resolving disputes.

Nathan has particular expertise in relation to heavy vehicle regulation and the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws. He regularly advises businesses and their executives on compliance, conducts compliance audits, assists businesses to develop and implement CoR compliance policies, manage incident response and respond to investigations and prosecution. Nathan has worked with businesses across the sector in relation to CoR compliance, including national steel manufacturers, grain storage and handling companies, construction and infrastructure companies, plasterboard manufacturers and distributors, logistics companies, shipping companies and importers.

He has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading industry experts in the Transport sector, having been listed as one of the ‘Leading Australian Shipping Lawyers’ in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Lawyers since 2015 and ‘Australia’s Best Lawyers’ in the AFR Best Lawyers in Australia guide in the areas of Transportation, Shipping & Maritime, Trade and International Arbitration since 2016.

the editor avatarGeoff Farnsworth PARTNER, HOLDING REDLICH

Geoff Farnsworth is a Partner at Holding Redlich and is one of Australia’s leading transport and commodities lawyers with over 25 years’ experience in the field.

He practices in commercial, disputes and regulatory matters for clients involved with transport, agribusiness and energy and resources, and works closely with industry associations, bringing a close working knowledge of industry practices to his legal advice.

He advises clients in relation to dispute resolution (including domestic and international arbitration); Admiralty claims and ship arrest; port logistics; regulatory matters; domestic and international sale of goods; trade finance and insurance; governance, business structures and competition law.


Colin has formal qualifications in auditing, training and chain of responsibility (CoR) as well as decades of experience. His organization, Karlson Services, specializes in Australian Logistics Council (ALC) National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC) audits, CoR risk assessments, due diligence, reasonable enquiries and accreditation audits.

Joseph Nunweek CONTRIBUTOR

Joseph writes for the Employment Law Insider and the Employment Law Practical Handbook, and has written for and edited a number of other publications. He is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and previously practised in Auckland.