Our specialist team - one of the biggest in New Zealand - work across New Zealand assisting clients navigate their employment and health and safety issues. We believe the best advice is given by analysing the people involved, the situations at hand and the wider context of your business objectives.

Clients comment that ‘‘it is good to have a strong relationship with a specialist employment lawyer to call on when we face quite challenging situations. The team is well-respected and has an extensive client portfolio" (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023). Our team are described as "pragmatic and take time to gain a deeper understanding of the client’s organization. They are professional and show integrity and are able to quickly grasp the problem and offer advice succinctly and effectively" (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022).

We help employers of all sizes - from owner / operators and SMEs to multinationals and senior executives - with a full range of employment law issues. This includes:

  • Front-end advice such as employment and contracting agreements
  • Workplace policies
  • Holiday and leave
  • Remuneration
  • Privacy
  • Human rights issues and advice
  • Restraint of trade
  • Confidentiality
  • Collective bargaining
  • Restructuring
  • Redundancy advice
  • Disciplinary and performance issues
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Personal grievances
  • Workplace stress claims
  • Health and safety issues.

We help resolve disputes through mediation, other forms of dispute resolution, as well as Court and Employment Relations Authority representation. We use our extensive technical knowledge of employment law and experience to represent your best chance of success. Our team and team members are recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023.