I have worked for both employers and employees on a range of employment issues including contentious and non-contentious matters. I advise employers on significant restructures, redundancies, personal grievances, mediations, employment documentation, employee entitlements and undertake and advise on employment investigations.
I advise employees on matters including: disciplinary and performance issues; redundancies; personal grievances and employment documentation.
My clients tell me that I am approachable, and provide pragmatic and practical advice.
In 2018, I was a recommended practitioner in the Legal 500. In 2019, I was named as a Rising Star in the Legal 500.
BA, Victoria University of Wellington 1998
LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington 2002
Admitted to the New Zealand Bar 2002
Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales 2006
I studied at Victoria University in Wellington. Starting work in Wellington, I worked on a range of matters including family, criminal and employment matters. I then spent nine years in London working as a Senior Associate in a leading law firm. I returned to New Zealand in 2014 and worked for a global law firm before joining McVeagh Fleming in 2020.
Outside of work I like to travel, spend time with my family, and I am also a keen runner.
Member of Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRNZ)
Member of Auckland District Law Society
Member of New Zealand Law Society
Member of Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
Employment matters including: restructures; redundancies; personal grievances; employment investigations including allegations of bullying and harassment; employment agreements and other documentation; holiday pay and bonuses; representing clients at mediations and the Employment Relations’ Authority.
I also present seminars to clients and regularly present at conferences.