Nick Hodson Lawyers help clients identify and manage the legal risks affecting their businesses.

To be successful in business you need to know what the risks are and find ways to deal with them. Clients come to us for advice that is clear and to the point. We know that you can’t eliminate risk entirely, but with the right advice and strong contracts you can be confident that you are protected if things go wrong.




our services

Do you need help to negotiate a contract with your customer, supplier or shareholders? Are you buying or selling a business? Or do you just need some practical legal advice about a business problem?

We can help you with:

  • Setting up a business
  • Selling a business
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Providing general “counsel” advice to manage your legal and regulatory functions
  • Drafting and negotiating customer, supplier and distribution contracts
  • Tendering and procurement
  • Drafting and negotiating software, licensing, maintenance and systems integration agreements

our expertise

We are specialist commercial lawyers. We only provide advice in the areas we have expertise- It’s important to us that you get the best value for money and the best advice from the right person. So if you need advice outside our area of expertise, we can recommend an experienced professional from our network of other lawyers and advisors. We advise businesses involved in a wide range of industries – including information technology, telecommunications, software, energy, manufacturing, business process outsourcing, professional services, building sub-trades, retail, import/export, agri-business and sports management.

who we work with

Many of our clients are entrepreneurs who own their own businesses — from start-ups to well-established businesses that are ready for sale. We also act for large, well-established NZ companies and organisations. So, whatever stage your business it at, we’ll work hard to help you maximise its value. That’s what really gets our wheels spinning – helping our clients to achieve their business goals.

some of our clients





Nick is a first rate commercial lawyer who gives no-nonsense advice. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Nick as a commercial lawyer who understands the need to protect his clients’ interests.
– Angus Ogilvie, Generate Accounting

Nick provided excellent services and consultation, and was extremely efficient in dealing with the situation at hand. He was also readily available to explain any legal terms that I did not understand. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to any business that requires good commercial legal advice.
– Janina Gaudin, Portmanteau Digital

May I use this opportunity to thank you for your excellent legal advice and service. I have no hesitation in recommending you.
– Wendy Mitchell, Entrepreneur

Hear what Angus Ogilvie of Generate Accounting has to say about Nick Hodson Lawyers.

our process

What we do rarely comes cut to size – sometimes there’s a template but, just like our clients, the work we do comes in all shapes and sizes. What we promise is that we’ll discuss your requirements and the urgency of the job, agree on deadlines and deliver on time. You can always get hold of us by email or mobile phone and we promise that we won’t be the cause of any delays. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you and your business.