Ashleigh the Advocate: The people's representative


Legally Qualified

What sets me apart from other advocates is that I am legally qualified. I have achieved Masters of Law with Honors, and have been admitted to the bar of barristers and solicitors. I am also a member of the Employment Law Institute of New Zealand, and am an approved provider of legal aid services.

The costs associated with engaging a lawyer are sometimes so high that people cannot pursue their grievances. I want to change that. I believe that every person should have access to employment law services, irrespective of their financial situation.

Employee Representation

I provide “No Win, No Fee” employment law services. This means that, unlike traditional law firms, you are not required to pay any upfront costs to pursue your personal grievance. In fact, in most cases, you will only be required to pay me if I win you a settlement as a result of your claims.

My employee clients choose me because I am down to earth. I did not come from a privileged background; instead I was mostly raised by a single mother. I know how much $100 means to a family, and I pride myself on being the working man's representative.

You can trust me because I understand.

Employer Representation

Small employers also deserve access to justice. I understand that it can be costly defending a personal grievance; and I do not believe it is fair and equitable to settle a claim simply because it is cheaper than continuing to incur legal costs.

My employer clients choose me for my "no bullshit" approach. There are many ways to eat a kiwifruit, so to speak. The legally safe option may be expensive and burdensome. Instead, let's discuss some pragmatic and practical resolutions which benefit both parties. 

I value the importance of money, and I won't let you unnecessarily waste yours. 

Speaking with the Judge

Reported Cases

Rayner v Director General of Health

[2019] NZEmpC 65

Tritt v Dunrite Drainage and Landscapes

[2019] NZERA 727

Fechney v Spark Trading New Zealand

[2019] NZERA 292

Womersley v Rustic Country Limited

[2019] NZERA 431


In the Media

Unvaccinated border workers to be barred from frontline roles

1 News: 26 March 2021

Statutory Holidays: What you should be paid

Radio NZ: 5 January 2021

Trade union survey: Covid hits workers' income and work life hard

Stuff: 18 January 2021

Covid-19 wage subsidy personal grievance claims pile up as two months remain for scheme

1 News: 11 July 2020


The Project NZ

We talk job losses post COVID-19


What my clients and followers say about me:

"Ashleigh is the best advocate you can have on your side, please I encourage all of you that need employment issues to be sorted, go to Ashleigh..... highly highly highly recommended her to all she truly is fabulous " - Kylie U

"Ashleigh you do a amazing job, love reading your posts. So many employer need a little education , and you are the perfect lady for this." - Mary C

"You seem to be someone who is always in search of the truth regardless of the party you represent. It's a rare quality - a rare personality trait. This has nothing to do with your qualification, education or training. This is just something that one is born with. Use it to help people. More power to you!" - Taimur S

" I love your honesty 

Ashleigh! The world really does need more people like you in it" - Renee P


I am a proud sponsor of ADHD New Zealand

I also regularly donate to UNICEF, Doctors without Borders and Forest and Bird

Hoping to make the world a better place: one step at a time.


Contact Me

Contact me for a free and confidential discussion

027 555 999 5

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