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.
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
What Nicola Hardy's clients say
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.
General Counsel, Millennium Corp