Nikita Govind


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P +64 4910 3200
M +64 21 504 096
F +64 4 910 3199

Nikita has recently joined Ford Sumner's Employment and Litigation team in 2024 after having just moved back to her hometown of Wellington. Prior to this, she gained practical experience as a summer intern and then later becoming a solicitor based in Nelson. Since her admission in 2022, she has been developing a general practice with a focus in disputes resolution, relationship property, and commercial law.

Nikita has sound knowledge in relationship property and has experience in drafting agreements that will prevent disputes later down the track. She has a genuine drive to exceed client expectations and has an empathetic and caring attitude towards clients that aids in understanding the client’s needs and delivering tailored advice.

Outside of the office, Nikita enjoys going out for coffee and being active by playing sports such as football, golf, and attending gym classes. She is also a member of the New Zealand Law Society National New Lawyers Group where she provides support to those in their early stages of their legal career and positively advocates for change for new lawyers. 

Professional Qualifications

LLB (University of Canterbury)

Holder of a current practising certificate as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand


New Zealand Law Society

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