A refugee of over two years from Auckland, Nicole Gordon is a valued member of our all-female Family and Estates Team.
She was driven to specialise in these two areas of law through her passion for helping clients cope with emotionally challenging situations. Nicole especially enjoys guiding clients through all of their legal options, helping identify optimal solutions.
Having grown up with those affected by disabilities, Nicole is especially interested in helping vulnerable people and is a regular volunteer at Baywide Community Law Centre. Able to relate and build a rapport with those struggling and their whanau, she regularly appears in cases involving the Mental Health Act at the Whakatāne Hospital.
Well-known and well-regarded for her oratory skills and ability to draft affidavits, Nicole is a reliable and capable pair of hands when it comes to parenting, Relationship Property, Protection of Personal and Property Rights (PPPR) and Oranga Tamariki proceedings. Her confidence in the courtroom and ability to juggle complex matters comes from her background working for the Ministry of Justice, where she was employed in a variety of Tribunals.
Nicole’s proudest moment was the privilege of representing the first patient heard under the new Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017, a case now anonymised in legal databases.
Family is incredibly important to her, so much so she managed to convince her parents, Nan, Aunty and a couple of Uncles to move to Whākatane.
Outside the office, Nicole can be found trawling vintage dress shops, walking our impressive beaches with her Mum’s SPCA Kawerau Special, and teaching herself to knit with the assistance of YouTube and colleague, Heather.
Nicole can assist you with:
- Family Law
- Mental Health