Helen Pryde

Senior Associate

I am a highly experienced lawyer specialising in employment and health and safety law.  I have represented employer and employee clients across a broad range of industries and my expertise includes the following:

•    Performance management
•    Disciplinary matters and processes (including a particular expertise where matters may overlap with
     criminal law)
•    Independent investigations
•    Restructuring and redundancy
•    Restraints of trade
•    Medical incapacity
•    Employment agreements and policies
•    Holidays and leave
•    Independent contractor agreements
•    All stages of health and safety matters

I am a very experienced litigator and have significant dispute resolution experience.  I regularly represent clients at mediation and in court, and can be engaged to undertake independent investigations into workplace issues.

I am also an accredited mediator and available to assist should you require mediation.

I have previously practised law in England, both as a barrister and as a government lawyer.  I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001 as a member of Middle Temple.

I was recognised as an employment and workplace health and safety rising star by the Doyles Workplace Health & Safety Law Rankings 2023. I regularly present at seminars and provide media commentary, and I am a member of the Auckland District Law Society Employment Law Committee.