Employment or work relationships affect most of us, whether as employer, employee or contractor. In today’s environment people often work flexibly, whether remotely, as contractors, or in more than one job. Our employment law team can help you navigate, and get the most out of, your important work relationships.

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We understand that workplace issues can be sensitive, and involve difficult dynamics. Our expert employment lawyers will ensure that you are well placed to make the best decisions for your staff or yourself. However, if the courtroom can’t be avoided, you can trust us to be straight with you, to develop effective strategies, provide strong representation and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Areas of Specialisation

Health & Safety

Performance Issues

Personal Grievances


Restraints of Trade and Confidential Information

Complaints and Misconduct

Restructuring and Redundancy

Information Issues

Employment News

Employee Misconduct: How Should an Employer Respond?

18 October 2016 | Carolyn Heaton

The recent publicity around the off-field behaviour of rugby players has highlighted the challenges employers face when dealing with employee misconduct.  This issue can be especially problematic when the conduct amounts to criminal conduct and criminal...

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Employee Claims Mental Breakdown as a Result of Training Colleague with Asperger Syndrome
28 February 2018 | Carolyn Heaton

Mr O was employed as a senior car groomer, part of an in-house grooming service for a car dealership.  The dealership employed groomers from a variety of...

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Landlords and Bodies Corporate need to do more to comply with asbestos regulations from 4 April
26 February 2018 | Matthew Whimp

From 4 April 2018, the transitional savings provisions in the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 will end, and PBCUs (Persons Conducting...

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Whistleblowing in New Zealand Workplaces
21 February 2018 | Carolyn Heaton

Although the high profile US whistleblowing cases, like those involving Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, rightly attract a lot of attention, it is also...

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