Nick Goodenough has practised in criminal law since 1991. He worked at the Commonwealth DPP for over 8 years in SA, the ACT and NSW. He worked firstly in war crimes and then general prosecutions. He then worked a further 8 years in the Criminal Law Division of Victoria Legal Aid, mainly in indictable work and management. In addition, he spent a year at Legal Aid in Fiji, six months at the Public Prosecutor Office of the Solomon Islands and two and a half years as a provincially based prosecutor with the Public Prosecutor in Papua New Guinea. As counsel he has appeared in trials for murder, sexual offences and fraud. He has also appeared as counsel in both sentence and conviction appeals. He became an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist as a solicitor with the Law Institute of Victoria since 2002.
He is a VLA Preferred Trial Barrister and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate. He is an Accredited Advocacy Trainer. He is on the Child Witness Service Advisory Committee on behalf of the Criminal Bar Association.
He is a member of the Professional Standards Committee for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.