LLB (Hons), BCom
Wellington | Ngāti Tūwharetoa
I have extensive commercial, regulatory and corporate experience from in-house and private practice roles in New Zealand and abroad. As Head of Legal at Summerset, I was responsible for advising the organisation on a broad range of legal and commercial issues including contracts, legislative compliance and legal process and system improvements. Across my career, I have worked on complex and high value transactions including public equity and debt fundraisings and the negotiation and contracting of multi-million dollar assets. Having established a new in-house legal function and led the team through system and process changes, I have seen first-hand how commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice and legal function performance can positively impact an organisation’s bottom line.
Victoria University of Wellington, Wētā Workshop, Todd Corporation (multiple engagements), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NZ Superfund, Jarden
Summerset Group | Head of Legal
Duncan Cotterill | Senior Solicitor
Russell McVeagh | Senior Solicitor
Field Fisher Waterhouse (UK) | Aviation Lawyer
Balfour Beatty plc (UK) | In-house Lawyer
Gilbert & Tobin (Australia) | Solicitor
Areas of expertise
- Commercial contracts
- Aged care
- Aviation leasing/sale and purchase
- Governance & policy
- Contracts & procurement
Board Director - The Kindness Institute
Director and Chair of the Risk Committee - Hōhepa Homes, Wellington
Nikki, thank you for being such a wonderful addition to the team: you are a great commercially minded and pragmatic lawyer, always delivering on your promises, dependable and client focussed. Most of all, you will be missed for the lovely person you are, always taking an interest in others and supporting where you can. I sense that it is now well and truly time to ‘cut the cord’ for fear of never being able to let go.
General Counsel, Todd Corporation
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed working with Nikki. She was amazingly efficient at everything she did, built great relationships all around the business and was good fun to have around the office. We really enjoyed her being here and were sad to see her go. I really like your business model and have told lots of people about how well it’s worked for us.
Corporate Services, Weta Workshop
Nikki fitted in extremely well and was able to teach and learn and be a support as well as a very capable lawyer. She helped solve a particularly complex and difficult OIA/Privacy issue that had become vexatious and stressful– Nikki came in and organised the situation into a mini project and used her people skills/legal analysis and judgment in a way that took a lot of the heat out of it. We were able to move forward in a way that had been difficult before Nikki’s guidance and professionalism. Nikki is motivated, pragmatic, and personable as well as having extremely good technical ability – this makes her a perfect member of an in-house legal team.
Corporate Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Nikki is great! She is really diligent and hard working so another excellent lawyer from Juno. We are really enjoying having her in our team.
Head of Legal, NZ Super Fund