Michael Vesty

DDI: 03 548 1200
Mobile: 021 209 8311
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Areas of practice

– Criminal
– Youth Advocacy

Michael is a clear-thinking, highly-effective advocate in the areas of criminal law. He has a strong reputation for hard work, straight-forward advice and exceeding his clients’ expectations.

The majority of Michael’s work is serious offending before the criminal court. Michael is an accredited Youth Advocate and often represents minors before the Youth Court.

Michael is a member of the Lawyer for Child panel and has developed a reputation for no-nonsense, child-focused results.

Michael is categorised to receive instructions through Legal Aid.

If you would like to discuss whether you may require legal assistance, please contact Michael for an obligation-free consultation.


Over the years, Michael has been involved in complicated trial matters involving allegations of murder, attempted murder, rape, fraud, blackmail and other serious offences.

Michael also draws upon the experience and insight gained as a prosecutor for the Bar Council of England and Wales, which has proven invaluable to his work as a defence lawyer in New Zealand.


– Member of the Tasman Rugby Union Judicial Committee
– Former member of the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand Law Society Committee
– Former member of the Branch’s Professional Conduct Committee.


Michael is the principal sponsor of the Maui Tu-Moana Muay Thai kickboxing gym based in Nelson.

Contact details

DDI: 03 548 1200
Mobile: 021 209 8311
Email | LinkedIn