LUKE MEYS LLB, BA (POLS)
“I’ve been at Neilsons since 2008, working in general commercial and civil litigation. Any criminal law cases also generally come to me. I chose law because I’m passionate about using logic to persuade someone my argument is right. I love learning about clients’ lives and how businesses operate so I can be an advocate for them. It feels really good when you win - there’s nothing else quite like it. A good litigator takes things a little bit personally. It makes you try harder.
"Victory for me is achieving whatever the client’s goals. Going to trial can take a long time so it’s better to come to a reasonable compromise, where possible. To do that I’ll create leverage for my clients so they have the best opportunity to obtain a settlement at the right time. Urgent cases where a court order is required within a couple of days are especially exciting as decisions need to be made quickly.
“What do we stand for? Serving our clients with the best advice at a fair price. I think we are better than the big city firms because our service is more personal. Our internal culture reflects that, too - we’re like a family.”