Nick Burley

Direct Dial: +64 3 266 0817 
Mobile: 021 277 4365
Office: CBD

I am a civil litigation, relationship property and employment change management lawyer. I became a partner at Saunders & Co in 2021. Before then, I was a partner in Wellington and Nelson as well as a corporate solicitor for a major government department.


My experience includes a wide variety of civil litigation work with particular interests in contract, trusts, relationship property and building disputes. I am also able to assist clients with change management advice and union engagement, particularly in a public sector context.


I practise in the following litigation areas:

  • Civil disputes including contracts, trusts, land and companies; 
  • Relationship property with complex assets;
  • Claims against estates;
  • Collective employment and unions; 
  • Building disputes.


Professionally, I am a member of the Wellington Lawyers Standards Committee (2) and have held a number of law society roles over my career. In my spare time, I enjoy time with my family, manage the odd day skiing and try to keep up with three foreign languages.