YOU are in the business of wealth management or protection – and need specialist financial services legal support.

You want someone who can partner with you and become your go-to trusted legal advisor, but you don’t require a legal financial services specialist on staff full-time.

Whether you are wanting to do something new to grow your business, need to understand and implement regulatory changes, or just need help meeting your BAU legal or regulatory compliance requirements, we can help.

Knowing where you want your business to go is one thing. Knowing how to navigate the legal and regulatory requirements that go with it is another. Let’s do it together!

Hi, I’m Nicola Henderson

I’m a senior financial services lawyer with more than 15 years’ banking and wealth management experience working with some of Australia’s most innovative and successful financial services providers.

I’m passionate about working with our clients to make the legal and regulatory compliance requirements of wealth management businesses easy to navigate and cost-effective to implement.

What does this mean for you? It means you get access to top-quality legal advice and services that you can flex up and down as you need, without ‘big law’ price tags. It means you get complex information explained to you in an easy to understand way so you can make better quality and more informed decisions for your business.

My Journey Here

I started my career working in private practice before working for over nine years as senior in-house legal counsel for top-tier banking and financial services institutions, including Macquarie Bank and CommBank. These roles required advising on all aspects of retail and wholesale advice and stockbroking businesses, derivatives, margin lending, and deal origination and distribution.

While I loved corporate life, I’m an enthusiastic advocate for intentional living and authentic leadership, so after becoming a Mum, I decided it was time to live in even more alignment with my ideals.

Henderson Piper Legal was founded in 2013 as a ‘new law’ style, predominantly virtual legal consultancy based in Byron Bay, and specializing in advising banking, wealth management, and advice businesses – and other law firms advising those clients – regarding all their commercial, legal and compliance issues.

Since then, I’ve also provided secondment-style services as outsourced in-house counsel, working in-person in Sydney and remotely from Byron Bay, with some of Australia’s most forward-thinking financial services and insurance businesses, and have loved every minute of it!


You Can Feel Confident In Our Expertise

With over 16 years as a financial services specialist lawyer, I'm a safe pair of hands who hits the ground running

Supported by senior consultants with top tier and in-house banking, retail and wholesale financial advice and products, consumer credit and insurance expertise

We provide friendly, easy to understand in-house style advice with a solutions and outcome focus.

In addition to my legal practice, I coach and mentor others seeking to live life by design and enjoy increased levels of personal and professional satisfaction while making their unique contribution to the world.


At least 3 mornings a week you will find me outdoors as the sun rises, on the beach at a boot camp session or on a beach run. Otherwise, I enjoy life’s simple pleasures, including spending time at home with my husband and daughter.

Let’s Work Together