Senior Associate (Family)
Nicky has a rose theme for two very good reasons!!! Her beloved dog is called Rosie and her property is full of roses. Gardening and walking Rosie unfortunately take a back seat to her main occupation outside of work which is “parenting” 3 teenagers and supporting their sporting activities.
On the work side, Nicky would be considered one of Nelson’s leading family law specialists having worked in this area for 20 plus years. She deals mainly with relationship property, parenting issues and family protection matters.
Nicky is also a member of the NZ Law Society’s panel of mediators and conducts family dispute resolution for parenting matters. She frequently appears in the Family Court and receives regular appointments from the Court acting on behalf of children.
The nature of Nicky’s work is often very stressful not to mention sad. When asked what keeps her in this area of law, Nicky replied, “my goal is guide clients through this process with dignity.” She believes families are forever linked, so it is important to her that they appreciate that the way in which they behave during the legal process can affect their future family life.