Senior Associate, Christchurch

Eleanor Mishra

Eleanor Mishra (1)


Eleanor specialises in civil litigation and employment.

She has appeared as counsel in the District and High Courts and in the Employment Relations Authority on a wide range of issues. Eleanor has also assisted clients with alternative dispute resolution including negotiations, mediations and judicial settlement conferences.

Eleanor's civil practice includes insurance issues, insolvency matters and a variety of general commercial litigation. She has also assisted local government clients with regulatory matters.

Eleanor's employment practice involves regularly advising a variety of clients (from small businesses through to national corporates and Government departments) on the full spectrum of employment matters, including successful onboarding of new staff, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements, personal grievances, restructuring, dismissals, and investigations. Eleanor also advises clients in respect of health and safety matters and has experience assisting with health and safety investigations and WorkSafe prosecutions.

Eleanor brings a pragmatic, solution-driven approach to all aspects of her practice. She prides herself on understanding her clients' unique interests to obtain the most effective outcome. Eleanor is also committed to being communicative and easy to work with.


Work highlights

Providing advice to a wide variety of clients regarding employment matters

matters including restructuring, redundancies, performance management, restraint of trades, dismissals, and content of individual employment agreements

Conducting an investigation into complex allegations allegations raised by an employee for a large government agency

Advising clients

on insurance disputes relating to earthquake damage to property

Advising Southern Response Earthquake Services

on claims brought in the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal

Assisting with the leading sentencing appeal

under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015