Nicola joined Nicholsons in 2001 and has been a partner of the firm since 2008. Nicola practices in all aspects of property law (commercial, farming and residential) and commercial law, advising clients on a wide range of transactions. Nicola’s areas of particular interest include business sales and acquisitions, trusts, succession planning and creative problem solving.
Nik Marinovich joined Nicholsons in 2003 and was made a partner of the firm in 2008. Nik advises clients in a range of areas including residential, commercial and farm property transactions. He has particular interest and expertise in subdivisions and has worked on a number of large scale subdivisions in New Plymouth and Taranaki. Nik also advises clients in estate planning matters including family trusts, wills and enduring powers of attorney. Nik has previously been on the Central School Board of Trustees, a member of the Taranaki branch of the New Zealand Law Society and President of the FC Western Football Club. Outside of work Nik enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Rochelle was born and raised in New Plymouth and began her legal career here in 2000.
Rochelle joined the partnership at Nicholsons in 2019, after returning to New Plymouth from Auckland where she was a partner in a medium-sized firm. She provides advice on a range of commercial and business matters, property and leasing matters, financing arrangements, trusts, wills and asset/estate planning. She acts for a variety of clients from individuals and families through to small businesses and larger organisations.
Prior to her move to Auckland in 2009, Rochelle worked in London for four years in both private practice and in-house roles. Throughout her legal career, she has gained a wide range of experience which enables her to provide comprehensive yet practical legal advice.
Rachel is a specialist in employment, commercial and property law. She has a passion for resolving conflict and is always focused on finding a fair and practical resolution for all.
The qualified lawyer grew up in rural Taranaki and comes from a large extended family. She’s an avid music lover and enjoys going to concerts, musicals and even the odd opera. She appreciates Taranaki’s unique lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family and friends, while also working on interior design projects around her home.