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. However, I have chosen not to pursue a career as a lawyer, but rather as an employment law advocate.
Why? It’s simple. 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.
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.
If No-Win, No-Fee isn't for you, please contact me about my fixed-fee and hourly rate options.
Some situations are not about winning and getting a settlement. For example, you may need representation at a disciplinary meeting, or assistance through a restructure process. Alternatively, you could be a small family owned business, who requires advice and representation. In these situations, I charge a reasonable fee. Please contact me if you would like more information on my pricing structures.
Rayner v Director General of Health
 NZEmpC 65
Tritt v Dunrite Drainage and Landscapes
 NZERA 727
Fechney v Spark Trading New Zealand
 NZERA 292
Womersley v Rustic Country Limited
 NZERA 431
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