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Business Growth Law® Consulting Services

Business Growth Law® Consulting Services is a service division of Battersby and Co Business Lawyers, established in 1997, specialising in business, intellectual property and information technology law. For more information about Battersby and Co, please visit

Mike Battersby – Program Manager – Auckland

Mike is an experienced commercial and intellectual property lawyer and business owner.

Prior to his legal career, Mike ran a successful Auckland landscape design and construction firm for a number of years. He then worked in large national law firms in the corporate, commercial and finance areas, and gained international overseas experience in shipping and commercial law.

Mike has an Mcom Law (Hons) from Auckland University and became a member of IPSANZ (Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand) in 2002. He was Vice-President of the New Zealand Technology Law Society from 2002 to 2007.

Mike won the New Zealand Law Society Innovative Lawyer Award for his Business Growth Law Program in 2012.

Elizabeth Liu – Training & Support Advisor – Auckland

Elizabeth is New Zealand-born of Chinese IMG_4304 (2)descent. She has completed her LLB/BA degree at the University of Auckland and as an exchange student spent the first semester of 2017 at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.She then interned at Keith A. Fink & Associates in Los Angeles, California assisting with employment law litigation. Elizabeth is particularly interested in Commercial, Employment and Intellectual Property law.

Jill Zheng – Training & Support Consultant 

Jill is from Fujian Province and has a Master of Business Management from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Agriculture Science from Nanjing Agriculture University.

Jill is an expert in B2C and B2B marketing, branding and business development in Asia.

She also operated her own NZ/China Trading Platform and has worked for a leading NZ venture capital firm.


Sara Al Kabban – Training & Support Consultant – Dubai

Sara is of Iraqi descent and grew up in Auckland, graduating from the University of Auckland with a double major in Law and Psychology in 2014.

Sara is now working in Dubai and is interested in international law and trade, particularly between New Zealand and the Middle East.



Erica Lee – Training & Support Consultant – Melbourne

Erica is an experienced commercial and litigation lawyer working in Melbourne. Erica is fluent in Korean and is an accomplished public speaker and translator.

Erica has a strong involvement in the Korean community in Auckland, Melbourne and also Korea.



Giang Thu (Lyn) Pham – Training & Support Consultant – Auckland

Lyn is from Hanoi, and has been in New Zealand since 2012. Lyn obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in 2016, majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law.
She is fluent in English and Vietnamese and is interested in business law and trade between New Zealand and South East Asia.




Peter Shi – Consultant – Inbound/Outbound China Business

Peter has a long-term involvement in inbound/outbound China business.

He is an experienced company director and international business advisor and since 2001 has owned a manufacturing business in Shanghai supplying hardware products to the New Zealand market.

Peter originally qualified as a lawyer in China and practiced for a number of years as a commercial lawyer in both China and New Zealand.






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