Nathan Milner

Kaiwawao Matua | Senior Associate
Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu
LLB, BA (Hons) - Victoria University
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Nathan joined KĀHUI LEGAL from a large national law firm in 2006. Nathan presently represents clients in both the Waitangi Tribunal and Māori Land Court and he has been appointed as counsel by the Court in several Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court cases. He has also been extensively involved in the Ngāti Porou foreshore and seabed negotiations as well as a number of other Treaty of Waitangi settlement and natural resource-related negotiation with the Crown. Nathan has also advised clients in relation to legislative and regulatory reform in relation to a range of issues.

Prior to joining KĀHUI LEGAL, Nathan’s professional experience includes working as a solicitor in the Māori Legal Services team at Kensington Swan, working for Commonwealth Legal (a litigation support company based in Toronto, Canada), research counsel and assistant registrar at the Waitangi Tribunal and Māori Land Court and Assistant Investigating Officer at the Office of the Ombudsman.

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  • 021 249 9990
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Areas of expertise

  • Trust law, including Māori land trusts, post-settlement governance entities and charitable trusts
  • Treaty of Waitangi settlements (negotiations, drafting and implementation)
  • Legislative and regulatory reform
  • Litigation
  • Foreshore and seabed issues
  • Māori land law