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Special Counsel

Nicky Hall

BA LLB(Hons)


P+64 9 977 5120

M+64 21 702 555

Nicky Hall

Nicky is a special counsel in the commercial litigation group. She has more than 25 years' experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Nicky acts on a wide range of commercial disputes. Her experience includes banking, contract, company and trust litigation.

She is also a specialist in property litigation, Public Works Act compensation claims and rent reviews.

Examples of Work

  • City Rail Link Limited - selected by CRLL as its lead negotiator in its below ground acquisition programme for the City Rail Link project, and instructed to act for CRLL in mediations to settle compensation for acquisitions for the City Rail Link
  • Fletchers - successful proceedings in the Maori Land Court and Tenancy Tribunal in relation to claims by protesters on Fletcher’s land at Ihumatao
  • Local authorities and private landowners - compensation claims in the Land Valuation Tribunal for a number of significant Public Works Act land acquisitions
  • Tauranga City Council - proceedings in the Maori Land Court and High Court to successfully obtain an injunction against protest action threatening to halt construction of the Southern Pipeline in Tauranga
  • City Rail Link Limited and Auckland Council - advising in relation to claims for business disruption as a result of the construction of the City Rail Link tunnel along Albert Street, Auckland
  • Landlords and tenants - rent review arbitrations
  • One of New Zealand’s largest multi-level marketing companies - represented company in High Court claim against ASX listed company and a former executive for misuse of confidential information
  • Substantial European dental manufacturer - High Court dispute about the interpretation of a demand guarantee
  • Leading New Zealand food manufacturer - successfully obtained injunction in an arbitration in a dispute regarding termination of a distribution agreement
  • Property purchaser - successful High Court claim regarding the conduct of the vendor and mortgagee at auction

Other Credentials

  • New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme - Faculty Member
  • New Zealand Law Society Practice Approval Committee - Member
  • New Zealand Law Society National Friends Panel - Member
  • Auckland Women Lawyers' Association - Member