ABOUT ME

Ashleigh the Advocate: The people's representative

I am a 28-year old female, who is a fierce advocate: having represented before the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court, and the High Court. While I am unquestionably ambitious, I have been required to overcome many hurdles as a result of navigating a world that is not designed for my disability (Autism and ADHD).


I believe the biggest barrier to success, is the fear of failure. My perseverance in life has created a fearless advocate, who isn't afraid to carve a new path. My disability is my ability: and my clients choose me because of this uniqueness.

 
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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. 

 
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Reported Cases

GF v Minister of COVID-19 Response

[2021] NZHC 2526

Employees v Attorney-General

[2021] NZEmpC 141

WN v Auckland International Airport

[2021] NZEMPC 153

Talent Propeller Limited v UXK

[2021] NZEmpC 75

 

Recently in the Media

Covid-19: Nine Customs border workers fired after refusing jab

Stuff: 2 May 2021

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

Stuff: 18 January 2021

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

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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

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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.

 
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Contact Me

My business is my representation, not my knowledge. Please contact me with an outline of your situation, and I will endeavor to provide you with a range of options.

027 555 999 5

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