Natalie Coates

Tumuaki | Partner
Back To Team

Natalie joined Kāhui Legal in July 2014.  Prior to joining the firm, Natalie worked as a lecturer at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Law where she taught papers on the Treaty of Waitangi, jurisprudence, tikanga and the law, legal ethics and law and society.  She also spent time working for her iwi and at an international human rights organisation.

At Kāhui Legal Natalie is known for being able to think through complex legal issues and provide practical advice to clients. Natalie has assisted on litigation matters ranging from the Māori Land Court through to the Supreme Court.  Natalie has the ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible way and regularly takes seminars on various legal topics for Judges, lawyers, government departments and clients.

Natalie is based in Whakatāne with her whānau and is the proud mother of Hiwa-i-te-rangi Allan-Coates.

Get in touch

  • 027 633 2424

Areas of expertise

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Public law and administrative law
  • Trusts law, including Māori land trusts, post-settlement governance entities and charitable trusts
  • Litigation
  • Companies and corporate, including corporate governance
  • Māori, human and indigenous rights
  • Māori land law