Jeremy Ansell

Senior Associate

I have practised as a specialist employment lawyer since 2012, including at firms in Auckland and Wellington. I have also worked in an in-house legal role at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London.

I have extensive experience in many aspects of employment law, including the resolution of personal grievances, dealing with tricky staff behaviour and performance issues, restructuring processes and compliance matters. I also have experience assisting clients with investigations and professional discipline (e.g. Law Society and Education Council) matters.

Some example of my recent work include:

  • Successfully obtaining interim reinstatement for a senior manager at an Australasian telecommunications company.
  • Representing a national provider of recreation services in collective bargaining for their first ever collective employment agreement.
  • Negotiating re-employment arrangements for a large group of airport biosecurity officers whose employment was impacted by COVID-19.
  • Assisting the director of a security company in defending claims of sexual harassment from an ex-employee.
  • Representing clients at mediation and in Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court matters, including compliance orders, personal grievances and restraint of trade matters.

I am often involved in presenting seminars and providing media commentary on employment law matters.