Consultant, Wellington

Alastair Sherriff

Alastair Sherriff


Alastair specialises in advising public and private sector clients on employment, health and safety at work, education, alcohol licensing and class 4 gaming.  Alastair has appeared as counsel representing clients in inquiries, tribunals, mediations, courts, licensing committees, licensing authorities, and before Parliamentary Select Committees on these and related issues.

Alastair also provides conflicts of interest and constitutional advice for societies.

Alastair has presented at conferences and acted as a seminar leader on employment, privacy, alcohol licensing, class 4 gaming, education, and health and safety at work issues (such as governance, Directors' responsibilities, bullying, harassment and computer misuse).

Alastair is co-author of the textbook Sale of Alcohol and peer reviews the 6-monthly publication New Zealand Gambling Law Guide.

  • Member of the Wellington Medico-Legal Society

Work highlights

Advising clients

on the workplace health and safety reforms

Acting as counsel

in a number of leading employment law Court cases

Representing three families

who lost children/parents in the 2012 Carterton Balloon tragedy in the Coronial Inquest process

Advising and representing licensees

Medical Officers of Health, and several territorial local authorities in relation to alcohol licensing matters under the new 2012 Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act

Alternate contacts

Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington

Hamish specialises in employment relations, litigation, health law, health and safety, and education…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0439
  • M +64 21 279 2147