I am a specialist employment lawyer who excels in delivering solution-focused advice that gets results.
I work closely with employees and employers, including a number of New Zealand’s most significant private and public sector entities, and my expertise covers all manner of workplace issues including:
- Disciplinary and dismissal processes
- Independent investigations
- Performance management
- Medical incapacity
- Restructuring, business closures and redundancy
- Collective bargaining, strikes and lockouts
- Restraints of trade
- Holidays and leave
- Employment agreements and policies
- Independent contractor arrangements
- Cross-border disputes
- Privacy and human rights
- Health and Safety
I regularly represent clients at mediation and in the Courts. I am also engaged to undertake independent investigations into workplace complaints, and to act as the employer advocate in collective bargaining with major unions.
I have been recognised as a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 legal directory for my employment law work, and was was listed by NZ Lawyer in 2021 as a "Rising Star". I also present at seminars and provide in-house training to clients, am on the editorial board of the Lexis Nexis Employment Law Bulletin and am a member of the Auckland District Law Society Employment Law Committee.