BA, LLB, Associate
Nicholas Lawrence
Nic joined Wynn Williams in February 2015 after completing his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Canterbury.
Nic works primarily with Jeremy Johnson, Jared Ormsby and Richard Hern on complex commercial disputes, but also deals with a wide variety of dispute resolution matters including insolvency, regulatory, insurance and relationship property.
Nic's legal hobby interest is Sports Law.  He recently advised a local sports organisation on national selection issues for its athletes, is a member of ANZSLA, regularly writes sports law articles and in 2017 was selected to be a member of the CRFU judicial committee.

"Starting with problems and ending up with useful and practical solutions."
Wynn Williams (Auckland)
Level 11, AIG Building,
41 Shortland Street,
Auckland 1010,
New Zealand.

Recent Articles


The easy allegation that's hard to prove: appealing selection decisions affected by bias

This article will look at the allegations of bias that have arisen in the New Zealand Sports Tribunal and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to explore how they tend to be decided and the differences between actual and apparent bias.

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Injured player decides to sue – the right thing to do?

Alex McKinnon, a former Newcastle Knights NRL player left a quadriplegic after being upended in a tackle by the Melbourne Storm's Jordan McLean in 2014, is planning to sue the NRL and Mr McLean personally, seeking damages as a result of the incident.

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Update: What's all the buzz about NZ's recent drone regulations?

The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (the CAA) released new rules for the flying of unmanned aircraft beginning 1 August 2015. The changes were aimed at drone operators and are found in Part 101 and Part 102 of the Civil Aviation Rules (the Rules).

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The dry side of the paddle. The importance of understanding selection policies

A recent selection dispute which made its way to the New Zealand Sports Tribunal has highlighted the need for sports bodies, athletes, and the members of sports bodies to pay careful attention to selection criteria and procedures within their operative rules.

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  • Australia New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)

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