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Welcome, Nick Kearney.

We’re excited to welcome Nick Kearney to Davenports Law, where he will be taking the helm of our growing Property Law team.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
North Shore raised and educated – a proud Westlake old boy. I spent six years as a police officer in my early days before discovering education and University. I now have a Masters degree in Law. Apart from two years in London, I’ve lived on the ‘Shore’ for 42 years and am married to Anne, and we have a 20-yearold daughter at Victoria University in Wellington, studying, wait for it... law! I’ve been elected twice to local boards in the local body elections, and have a lot of community connections here.

 

What prompted the move from police officer to lawyer?
Seeing the other side of life gets you down, but I loved the aspect of the law, even though it was criminal law, and putting cases together for court. So being a lawyer was just a natural progression from that.

 

As a property law expert, what's the biggest appeal of that area of specialty?
Getting the deal done, no matter how big or small. As it’s transactional, it allows you to be both a strategist and a negotiator, using the law as your tool. I’ve always been interested in financial markets, commerce and real estate and these merge well with the work I do.

Getting the deal done, no matter how big or small. As it’s transactional, it allows you to be both a strategist and a negotiator, using the law as your tool. I’ve always been interested in financial markets, commerce and real estate and these merge well with the work I do.

What attracted you to Davenports Law?
Tammy has an excellent reputation and is a leader in her field, and that initially attracted me as I strive for excellence too. Jeremy has been great to deal with, and it is clear that there is a lot of staff loyalty, which means the culture and teamwork are both fantastic.

 

What is Davenports Law's point of difference?
You get impressions of firms when dealing with them on the other side of transactions. I think Davenports Law differs because when dealing with them it’s clear their staff have a ‘can do’ attitude, rather than a ‘make work’ attitude.

 

What are you most excited about for the future of Davenports Law?
The growth and potential I see in the firm. It’s gone from strength to strength over recent years and that’s an indication of strong leadership and vision from the Directors. I enjoy challenges, and being part of taking Davenports Law to the next level will be exciting.

 

Describe your career in three words?
Hard work, dedication and customer/client-focused.

 

As a long-time local, what do you love most about the North Shore?
Everything! Seriously, the Shore has everything you need. I have done a bit of travelling, and the Shore has to be one of the best places in the world to live.

 

What are you passionate about outside of work?
I was a very keen triathlete for many years (I still have four bikes, much to the annoyance of Anne!), but I don’t do much of that now, although I fully intend to get back into it. I enjoy a round of golf, and have been learning Mandarin for two years and am passionate about becoming conversationally capable over the next year or so.

 

For all your Property Law queries, get in touch with Nick and the property team.
nick@davenportslaw.co.nz | 09 915 4382

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