Senior Associate, 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 matters including personal grievances, disciplinary and performance processes, restructuring and redundancy, medical incapacity, compliance with minimum standards, information requests and privacy breaches, corporate due diligence, human rights and discrimination, managing complaints and workplace investigations.  She is also experienced 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 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 

Representing a public sector organisation

in the Employment Court and Court of Appeal in respect of a collective employment agreement interpretation issue

Providing detailed advice and support

throughout a large organisational restructuring process involving significant structural and senior leadership changes

Advising on complex parental leave queries

including in respect of benefits offered above and beyond the statutory minimum entitlements