Olivia Rose

Civil Litigation, Employment and Criminal
09 306 0624

The sharp legal mind with a caring nature.

Olivia’s clients value her proactive and warm approach. She is able see the world from a different perspective and enjoys making real connections with her clients.

It’s in Olivia’s nature to go above and beyond to help her clients. No job is too big or too small. She thrives on a challenge but equally sees even the smallest of jobs as an opportunity to learn and expand her repertoire.

Olivia embarked on her legal career with us after completing her Bachelor of Law with Honours at Auckland University. She has now well and truly found her feet and is an integral part of the litigation team.

On the inside, people seek out her ability to envision the law from different angles.

On the outside, her spice of life is variety – her tendency to try new things means she has tried her hand at pottery, has been off-roading, sewed her own kimono and jumped out of a plane.

Craig Tatley

Civil Litigation, Employment and Criminal
09 985 2525

The tenacious problem-solver with a brain like a search engine.

Craig’s clients value his ability to come up with innovative and effective ways of resolving legal conundrums. They also enjoy his demonstrable relish for a challenge.

Diligent, careful, and solution-focused, Craig specialises in Civil Litigation, Employment Law, and Criminal Law. He also has a passion for history, which explains why he thrives on delving into the finest details of every case.

On the inside, Craig is our go-to research mastermind. His vast knowledge of legal databases is only rivalled by his encyclopedic memory for any fact relating to buses, cars, and trains.

On the outside, he’s a transport history fanatic who enjoys driving vintage buses at the weekend. He’s also keen on finding the best spots for gourmet burgers and craft beers, neither of which he indulges in while driving the bus.

Nathan Batts

Employment, Civil Litigation, Criminal
09 306 0608

The experienced advocate.

Nathan’s clients value his eye for detail, his ability to think quickly and effectively on his feet, and his determination to achieve the best possible outcome, whatever the challenges.

Nathan has represented both the Crown and regulatory bodies in prosecutions and enforcement action. He has also acted for defendants resisting such proceedings. If you or your business are facing charges or regulatory investigation then Nathan is well-placed to assist. He also advises both companies and individuals in relation to employment disputes and civil litigation.

Nathan regularly appears for clients in courts and tribunals but will ensure that any proceedings capable of early resolution are dealt with quickly, discretely and cost-effectively.

On the inside, he’s the firm’s steady hand for clients in difficult legal situations.

On the outside, he is a keen bicycle commuter and home cooking enthusiast, and is otherwise kept busy with a young family.

Ben Molloy

Civil Litigation, Employment
09 306 0605

The critical analyst with empathy.

Ben’s clients value that he is bright, incisive and determined. He is a high-level thinker with an analytical mind that enjoys getting immersed in the detail.

He recognises that disputes are as different as the people involved and the solutions to these can be just as varied.

Ben completed a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Commercial Law, graduating with honours. He has been practicing law since 2003, and today specialises in employment law and civil litigation, acting for both commercial organisations and individuals.

On the inside, he is the firm’s go-to for complex challenges and helping people with people problems.

On the outside, he enjoys family, friends, surfing, and mucking about with yachts.


● Acted for a developer in a multi-million dollar construction contract dispute brought against its civil engineer which included appearing in arbitration, the High Court, and Court of Appeal with proceedings ultimately being settled.

● Defended judicial review and injunction proceedings on behalf of a developer in respect of its 40 lot subdivision – this case was settled without the need for Court intervention.

● Advised on a number of residential tenancy disputes, including appeals to the High Court.

● Acted for a vendor in a high profile and successful complaint against well known Real Estate Agents in the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal.

● Successfully defended a $10 million intentional tort damages claim with successful appeal to the Court of Appeal.

● Acted for a range of body corporates on a number of contentious and non-contentious matters.

● Acted for the Club Physical franchisor in obtaining an interim injunction against a former franchisee, Jolt Fitness, which is now a leading case on franchise restraints of trade.

● Successful High Court appeal of Family Protection claim with significant increase to client from 14% to 40% of a multi million dollar estate.

● Successfully applied for and defended a range of personal grievance claims on behalf of both employers and employees.