Tima Nasau Walker joined our team as a Graduate Lawyer in 2022 and has now conducted litigation matters in many areas of law such as building construction disputes, QBCC licensing disputes, Family Provision Claims, and debt recovery.
Tima is biracial, being Fijian and Australian. She moved to Australia as a child and has lived in every State and Territory of Australia with the exception of Tasmania. As such, her background has shaped a genuine interest in forging new relationships and helping people. She has chosen civil litigation to connect with and assist people to reach practical solutions to difficult problems.
Tima is the recipient of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (“DFAT”) New Colombo Mobility Grant in 2019. As a Grant recipient, she was part of a team that travelled to Japan on a cultural immersion study tour which included a 3-day United Nations simulation conference hosted by Kindai University in Osaka, Japan. She is a DFAT New Columbo Alumni and actively participates in conferences and networking events supporting students throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Tima was also a delegate of the World Federation of United Nations Associations International Model United Nations (New York) Virtual Diplomacy Delegation representing Bond University which won Best Small Delegation in 2021. She was awarded the Bond University Excellence Award in recognition of her achievements.
Tima was a semi-finalist in the Bond University, Canadian Law Society, Constitutional Law Moot Competition in 2019. This is a prestigious advocacy competition hosted by Bond University.
In April 2022, Tima participated in the ADR Research Network 10th Annual Roundtable 2022 Speaker Presenting on “The Enforceability of International Dispute Resolution Mediation Agreements“. A link to the YouTube video found via the following link: https://youtu.be/VNQnMmMrrTU
Tima is also active within the community through her volunteer work. She currently sits on the ICRC International Humanitarian Law (“IHL”) Queensland Advisory Committee as its Secretary as well as being the Co-Convenor for the ICRC IHL Community Speakers Network that is responsible for the dissemination of IHL or “Rules of War” in Queensland.
- Bachelor of Laws specialising in international and comparative law (Bond University);
- Bachelor of International Relations majoring in international relations and international diplomacy (Bond University);
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Bond University);
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
- Member of the Queensland Law Society;
- Member of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society.
Tima worked in legal firms for over six years prior to being admitted as a solicitor. She worked alongside experienced solicitors in various areas of law, including criminal law, family law, property law, and commercial law. She has also gained valuable experience as a law clerk working in employment law and with In-House Counsel at Wyndham Destinations.
Since joining our team, she has been conducting many litigations in many areas including:
- Residential and commercial building disputes,
- Payment Claims procedures pursuant to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payments) Act;
- Supreme Court judicial review;
- Debt recovery;
- QBCC licensing disputes;
- Negligence claims;
- Family Provision claims under part IV of the Succession Act.
Tima also appears regularly on behalf of clients in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Magistrates Court and the District Court for various matters including Applications, Compulsory Conferences/Mediation and Hearings.