Saunders & Co Lawyers - Nathaniel Heslop

Nathaniel joined the Commercial and Property teams at Saunders & Co in 2016, after five years’ prior experience advising clients.


Before practising law, he held a number of positions in New Zealand based companies and trusts. This experience provided him with sound practical insight and the ability to deliver clear, strategic advice.


Nathaniel is known for his empathetic, warm personality, and client-centred approach. He enjoys helping clients to achieve their goals, and likes to clarify how certain transactions will affect and benefit them.


A broad range of commercial and private clients make up Nathaniel’s portfolio.

 He advises on

  • all commercial and property matters including property acquisitions and sales,
  • leasing
  • shareholder agreements
  • commercial financing
  • business transactions
  • other general company matters such as reviewing constitutions and drafting company documents.

As an adviser to Maori businesses and iwi entities, Nathaniel has developed expertise in Maori Land law.


He is also a specialist in Trust law and Charity law, particularly when it comes to setting up charities and the governance issues associated with trustee liability.


Private clients relax in Nathaniel’s friendly approach and trust his advice as it relates to

  • property transactions
  • elder law
  • estate planning
  • wills
  • enduring powers of attorney
  • occupation right agreements
  • family trust issues at different ages and stages in life.

With a pragmatic, objective approach, he is able to help clients navigate the complex issues that can arise when dealing with these matters. Ensuring clients have a clear understanding of the transaction process, are reassured, and kept informed of progress throughout, are other key aspects of Nathaniel’s approach.


A keen basketballer and NBA fan, Nathaniel also enjoys mountain biking, tennis, the outdoors, reading biographies, and putting his considerable epicurean skills to the test.


Nathaniel specialises in the following areas:

• Commercial Law

• Property Law

• Trust Law

• Wills & Estates

• Not for Profit

• Sports & Leisure

• Technology

Nathaniel Heslop
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131 Victoria Street,
Christchurch 8013
New Zealand