Nick specialises in commercial property, infrastructure, and local government law.

Nick acts on some of NZ’s largest infrastructure projects, advising local authorities, CCOs and infrastructure providers, with a particular focus on Public Work Acquisition.  He also advises Public and Commercial clients in regards to the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of land.

Nick works closely alongside his clients, delivering clear and practical advice and enjoys helping his clients achieve. 

Nick is a member of the New Zealand Law Society - Property Law Section.

He has been a presenter for the Local Authority Property Association (LAPA) Conference since 2011 and regularly writes for Property Institute of NZ’s Property Professional magazine.

Nick sits on the Board of Trustees for Onehunga Primary School.

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Work Highlights

Auckland Light Rail Limited

Advising Auckland Light Rail during its planning and consenting phase and assisting with early acquisitions.

Heritage Lifecare 

Sale and leaseback of its property interests in 38 aged care facilities to Centuria Capital Group for $291 million.

Auckland Transport and Eastern Busway Alliance

Acquisition of properties for one of the most significant transport infrastructure projects underway in New Zealand.

Auckland Council

Northcote Town Centre Renewal, a major long-term urban regeneration project for the Auckland Region.


Acquisition of land in Hobsonville for development of retirement village and assist with its subdivision and development.


Advising on land acquisition, leasing and other property matters.

Auckland Council / Eke Panuku Development Auckland 

America’s Cup 36 - assisted with the commercial arrangements to strategically vacate and relocate industrial and other tenants and waterspace users to enable the construction of the America’s Cup bases.

Panuku Development Auckland / Auckland Council

Routinely assists on the acquisition of parks and reserves, including regional parks at Mahurangi and Te Arai.

Tauranga City Council 

Te Maunga Ocean Outfall Pipeline - acted on the acquisition of easement rights to enable the construction of an additional sewage pipeline through land, including Maori Freehold land and retirement villages.

Waikato Regional Council

Advised on its agreement to lease a new office block in Hamilton and associated Development Agreement and construction / delivery risks.

Heritage Lifecare

Acquisition from BUPA of 12 care homes and co-located retirement villages.

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