Nicola Brazendale

Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Family Law  

  • Direct dial (07) 349 5565
  • Email nicola.brazendale(at)

Nicola joined Holland Beckett’s litigation team in 2017 and is based in the Rotorua office.  She previously worked in the Dispute Resolution team of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts’ Auckland office. Nicola graduated from the University of Auckland as a senior scholar in law.

Before coming to law, Nicola worked as a Japanese language interpreter/translator, including a stint working for the International Relations Group of the Fukushima Prefectural Government.

Nicola is a Bay of Plenty local having grown up in both Whakatane and the Lake Rotoiti region. Outside of work, Nicola is an avid hiker and has walked the Routeburn Track over 40 times. 
Nicola has published in the area of heritage building preservation and has previously worked as a sub-editor for the Auckland University Law Review.

As a member of Holland Beckett’s litigation team, Nicola works in the areas of family law, civil litigation and dispute resolution.


LLB (Hons) University of Auckland 2013
Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2014
PG Dip (Trans) Japanese 2008
Bachelor of Japanese Language (BJL) 2002