Special Counsel, Auckland

Helen Pryde

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Helen specialises in health and safety, employment, and insurance. She has particular expertise in handling WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions, performance management, disciplinary matters and processes (especially where issues may overlap with criminal law), restructuring and redundancy, restraints of trade, medical incapacity, and personal grievances. Her insurance experience includes advising on indemnity for employment practice liability and statutory liability claims, as well as representing insured clients.

Helen is skilled in dispute resolution and regularly represents clients at mediations and in court. She is an accredited mediator and undertakes independent investigations into workplace issues.

Helen is a member of the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple).

  • Accredited mediator, Resolution Institute
  • Member of the Law Association Employment Law Committee

Work highlights

Acting for numerous companies, directors and employees

in relation to WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions, following serious workplace accidents, including the first WorkSafe director prosecution

Acting for a school

in the context of a high-profile investigation regarding employee vetting and recruitment

Acting as a workplace investigator

Advising various public and private sector clients

in relation to potential employee criminal conduct

Advising on the management of privacy requests and potential breaches