Nicola Hardy


Juno Lawyer


Nicola Hardy | Juno Legal | Lawyer


Solving problems and achieving a client’s goals with the minimum of fuss is what drives me. I have always been a hands-on, people-person and it’s nice to be able to use these types of skills with a legal hat on to bring value to clients.

I have over 20 years’ experience gained in the UK and New Zealand working in the corporate, financial services, regulatory and energy sectors in both in-house roles and in private practice, leading legal teams and working closely alongside businesses. My in-house experiences have allowed me to partner with businesses and leadership teams and I have been fortunate to work with them to develop their strategic goals while ensuring that risk appetite and governance are given equal consideration. I always enjoy getting to know new clients and learning about new industries and applying my skills as a flexible and pragmatic lawyer and business partner.

Juno Clients

Millennium Corporation, Wellington City Council, Foodstuffs 

Before Juno 

Bathurst Resources, Christchurch (Secondment from Lane Neave) | Senior Legal Counsel
Jefferies, NZ | Consultant Legal Advisor, Managing Director 
Jefferies, London Office |Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, EMEA & Asia, Managing Director
Ashurst, London |Senior Associate 
AWS Legal, Invercargill, New Zealand | Solicitor

Areas of expertise

  • General corporate and commercial
  • Banking and finance
  • Company secretarial
  • Data protection / freedom of information / privacy
  • Environmental and resource management
  • Nicola is doing a fantastic job. She is proactive, engaged and provides pragmatic advice. Nicola settled into the role quickly and has formed good relationships with the business owners.

    Sarah Heron

    General Counsel, Millennium Corp

  • Nicola is highly personable with a wide range of corporate and commercial legal skills. 


    Christine Loughnan

    Group General Counsel, Catalyst IT

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