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Senior Associate

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Nicole is an experienced commercial lawyer, and assists our team with litigation and insolvency/restructuring matters.


Nicole began her legal career as a criminal defence lawyer before joining a long-established law firm on Auckland’s North Shore practising in a broad range of commercial matters including business sales/acquisitions, intellectual property, franchising, employment issues and commercial leasing. Nicole then moved to a specialist franchise law firm where she spent several years as an integral part of a team of lawyers recognised as some of New Zealand’s leading franchise lawyers, focussing her practice on commercial dispute resolution. Suffice it to say, Nicole enjoys getting under the bonnet of a legal problem to find solutions.


Nicole has acted for and advised:

  • Various commercial clients in respect of disputes raised under or in relation to commercial contracts;

  • Vendors and purchasers under agreements for the sale and purchase of businesses;

  • Corporate and other entities in the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property rights (including through registration, licensing and litigation);

  • Franchisors and franchisees of well-known franchise systems; and

  • Employers and employees, including in relation to employment relationship problems, personal grievances, restructuring/redundancy processes, investigations into and dismissals for serious misconduct, employment policies and procedures, and post-termination obligations. 

Areas of Expertise​​

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

  • General member of RITANZ


Contact details

Phone: +64 9 869 3949

Mobile: +64 21 953 365


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