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Nathan Batts

Senior Associate
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

Partner
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.

Highlights

● 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.