Nicola Pretty

Staff profile

Nicola Pretty


Contact details

Phone: (09) 9760244

Teaching areas

Maritime and Transport Law

Marine and Cargo Insurance

Health and Safety


BSc(Geology)/LLB (University of Auckland, 2002)

Master of Laws (Maritime and Shipping Law Unit, University of Queensland 2007)

Grad. Dip. Secondary Teaching (University of Waikato, 2007)


Admitted to the Bar, High Court of New Zealand January 2002

Industry activities

Site visits with students to Ports of Tauranga and various freight forwarders in the Auckland region.


Admission to the Bar in New Zealand & Queensland, Australia

New Zealand Law Society

Auckland District Law Society

Maritime Law Association of Australia & New Zealand (MLAANZ)

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)

NZ Teacher’s Council Registration

Geological Society of New Zealand


Pretty,N. “The Timor Sea Treaty 2002” (2006) 12,1 International Journal of International Maritime Law, 45

Pretty,N. “Unseaworthiness – turning a blind eye?” (2008)  22, 1 Australia & New Zealand Maritime Law Journal, 42