Nicola joined Saunders & Co in 2012 soon after her arrival from the UK . She became a partner in 2017. She enjoys leading the Ferrymead office with its broad general practice and family-focused culture.
Clients benefit from the smaller office environment. Although most matters are handled within the Ferrymead office, additional expertise from the firm’s corporate office can be accessed if required.
Property and commercial matters make up a large part of Nicola’s portfolio, which could include anything from the sale and purchase of homes, commercial buildings and businesses, to leasing, and refinancing. She also assists clients with personal asset planning, trusts, wills and estates, and continues to handle a smaller amount of insurance and earthquake related work.
Clients appreciate Nicola’s positive, genuine approach, prompt efficient service, pragmatic advice and the time she takes to understand their needs. She is focused on clearly explaining every step of the process.
Building strong links to local communities in the east of the city and the seaside suburbs is important to Nicola, with the Ferrymead office assisting a number of community groups and trusts.
When she is not putting in long hours at work, Nicola enjoys getting into the outdoors with her husband. Travelling is another interest, and the couple tries to visit family in the UK regularly.
Nicola specialises in the following areas:
- Property Law
- Commercial Law
- Relationship Property
- Wills and Estates
- Trust Law
- Insurance and Earthquake Related Law
What Nicola’s clients say
“I am writing to acknowledge the superior service we were afforded by Nicola and her team at Saunders & Co Ferrymead. Having worked with and against a number of lawyers in my career, it was a delight to finally find a team who knew their business, executed it with diligence and aplomb while never losing their sense of humor or the human touch. We were singularly impressed with Nicola’s knowledge, experience and compassion. Never once did we suffer condescension, were we treated as numpties or made to feel we were wasting a professional’s time. Nothing was too much trouble and our angst and anxiety were met with concern and genuine understanding. This is an associate, backed by a team, in which Saunders & Co can have confidence and pride..”
Robert Nimmo Christchurch