Jeremy Ansell

Senior Associate

Jeremy specialises in employment law, primarily assisting medium and large employers with the resolution of personal grievances, dealing with challenging staff behaviour and performance issues, restructuring processes, medical incapacity issues and compliance matters.

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Jeremy also assists clients with investigations and professional discipline (e.g. Law Society and Education Council) matters. He regularly represents clients at mediation and in Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court matters.

Jeremy often presents employment law related seminars (including for LegalWise and HRINZ), provides in-house training to clients, and provides commentary on employment law issues in the media (including for the National Business Review).

Recent highlights

  • A successful interim reinstatement application 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.

  • Successfully defending a company against an interim reinstatement application from an employee dismissed for serious misconduct.

Jeremy's insights

Govt’s proposed Income Insurance Scheme - yet another business cost or a sensible solution?

26 October 2022

New Zealand’s privacy laws still “adequate” for EU — what does this mean for New Zealand?

17 January 2024

Trial period legislation passed

21 December 2023

We're driven by our values

They drive our client relationships and connections with our community, and underpin our achievements.

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Memberships:

  • Jeremy has worked in an in-house legal role at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London specialising in professional conduct and regulatory matters.

Excellence

  • Recognised by NZ Lawyer as a ‘Rising Star’ of 2024.

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