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 law 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, managing complaints and workplace investigations.  She 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 and High Court.

She also assists with accident compensation, alcohol licensing and human rights matters.

  • 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 regarding a collective agreement interpretation issue

Providing employment advice

through a legal helpline to a number of organisations

Advising on complex Holidays Act remediation

and compliance issues

Alternate contacts

Peter Chemis

Partner, Wellington

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

  • DDI +64 4 498 7339
  • M +64 27 444 6619


Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

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

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


Nicola Cuervo

Special Counsel, Wellington

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

  • DDI +64 4 498 7325
  • M +64 21 820 749