Please note from 30 April 2021 HOLLISTER-JONES LELLMAN (HJL) ceased to operate as a law firm. If your enquiry is for Kathryn Lellman she is now a Barrister located at Suite 1, 117 Willow Street, Tauranga, PO Box 13063, Tauranga 3141
Phone: 07 578-1515 or email: or

Nick Elsmore is also a barrister at Suite 1, 117 Willow Street, Tauranga, PO Box 13063, Tauranga 3141, phone: 027 556-2343 or email

If your enquiry is for Andrew Blair please note that Andrew has retired from legal practice. All Deeds which HJL was still holding, either in connection with Andrew Blair or with HJL, are now being held by Keam Standen Lawyers. Please direct all Deeds enquiries to Keam Standen Lawyers, 181 Devonport Road, PO Box 998, Tauranga 3144, phone: 07 577-9959, attention Caleb Standen,

Nick Elsmore

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DDI 07 928 6201

I assist business owners, small to medium enterprises, large corporates and individuals in three areas:

1. General civil litigation. Essentially, I help business owners of all sizes of organisation, and individuals facing commercial legal problems to fix them.

2. General employment law issues (both contentious and non-contentious).

3. Education law. I have built a specific expertise assisting Principals and Boards on governance and employment issues, within their unique operating environments.

If you have an existing or potential problem in any of these areas and want a clear steer about how to resolve it, I can help. You will get open, pragmatic advice. I’ll give you an honest assessment of your situation (be it good or bad), and I’ll talk you through the process so that at any point, you’ll know where things are at and where they’re going.

My background:

I was born and raised in Christchurch. I worked as a criminal and civil litigator after graduating in 1990 until 1994 when I moved to the UK for three years. While there I worked for a local authority and the investors’ compensation scheme, where I provided advice about coverage to the Board.

I returned to New Zealand in 1997, working at Cooney Lees Morgan and for myself in Tauranga before moving to Christchurch in 2004. I spent five years at Anderson Lloyd and two as a Barrister in Canterbury Chambers. I returned to Tauranga in May 2011 and joined RHJL.

If you have an actual, or potential, dispute and would like to talk to a lawyer in confidence, please get in touch on T: 07 578 1515.