Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Louise Robertson

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Louise specialises in employment and industrial relations, privacy and official information, litigation and dispute resolution.

Louise advises on a wide range of employment issues including personal grievances, disciplinary and performance processes, restructuring and redundancy, medical incapacity, compliance with minimum standards, information requests and privacy breaches, corporate due diligence reviews, human rights and discrimination, managing complaints and workplace investigations.  She also has significant experience in preparing, reviewing and advising on employment agreements, contractor agreements, workplace policies and records of settlement.

Louise regularly attends mediation and has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

  • Member of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee

Work highlights

Undertaking a four month secondment

to a public sector organisation as in-house employment counsel

Representing a public sector organisation

in collective bargaining

Providing complex and urgent advice

to various clients on employment, privacy and health and safety implications of COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns

Representing a public sector organisation

in a three day Employment Court hearing and a half day Court of Appeal hearing regarding a collective employment agreement interpretation issue

Advising on complex Holidays Act remediation

and compliance issues

Advising on complex parental leave queries

and assisting with the development of policies offering benefits above and beyond the legislative minimum entitlements

Alternate contacts

Peter Chemis

Partner, Wellington

Peter specialises in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team…

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Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington

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

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Nicola Cuervo

Special Counsel, Wellington

Nicola specialises in health law, information privacy, managing complaints, employment and industrial relations, and dispute…

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