Eve Hartley

What do you do for your clients ?

T: 02073550540

E: eve.hartley@arbor.law

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I am a dual qualified (UK and New Zealand) lawyer with over 20 years’ experience helping clients achieve their corporate goals. I have experience in commercial real estate and general commercial deals and contracts in the media, oil, telecommunications, technology and fitness and franchising sectors. I now work as a specialist generalist for my small business and legal team clients, adding value through my experience as General Counsel and Head of Legal.

Since qualifying at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, I have worked in legal teams and law firms, such as Simpson Grier. My in-house legal roles have included working for T-Mobile, MBNL, BT Group and Empowered Brands Ltd, where I held the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Legal Specialties

Commercial real estate, commercial negotiations, corporate governance, technology, franchising, licensing deals- as well as disputes, Intellectual Property, general terms and conditions. 

What Clients Say

I listen and care about what they are trying to achieve. I don’t overwork or over-complicate matters and focus on the real issues at hand. I get the client to where they want to be in a commercially balanced and sensible way and try and negotiate a win-win position as far as possible all while balancing risk.

Behind the lawyer

I like to spend time with my two gorgeous children, walk for miles in the countryside, go to the gym, see the world, bring the world to rights over a glass of wine.


  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, BPP Law School London, UK


  • English