Special Counsel, Christchurch

Shaun Brookes

Shaun Brookes

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Shaun specialises in employment law, industrial relations, human rights, and health and safety, as well as dispute resolution and regulatory enforcement.

He advises clients on a wide range of employment matters, including terminations, investigations, bullying and harassment, redundancy and restructuring, Holiday Act entitlements, and industrial relations.  He regularly provides training and seminars on health and safety, employment, human rights, and privacy topics.

Shaun also represents a number of councils on regulatory enforcement and prosecutions.  He advises clients on health and safety matters and has experience with WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions.

He is an experienced litigator and appears in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court, Human Rights Commission, the District Court and High Court, and at mediation on behalf of clients.

  • Pegasus Scholarship recipient
  • Captain in the New Zealand Army territorial force


Work highlights

Acting for Fire and Emergency New Zealand

on various employment claims brought by employees, volunteers and unions

Acting for Alliance Group

in a claim by a meatworker that he was unjustifiably disadvantaged by the Alliance's handling of his ACC claim (Scott v Alliance Group Limited)

Acting for employers and employees

on underpaid holiday and wage claims

Acting for Alliance Group

in a claim made by the New Zealand Meat Workers Union for an additional weeks' annual holiday based on the interpretation of successive collective agreements (New Zealand Meatworkers & Related Trades Union Incorporated v Alliance Group Limited)

Advising and training clients

on health and safety matters, including assisting clients to manage and respond to serious accidents and subsequent WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions

Acting for clients

in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court, Court of Appeal and at mediations



Alternate contacts

Susan Rowe

Partner, Christchurch

Susan specialises in litigation, local government, insurance, industrial relations and health and safety. Susan currently advises…

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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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  • M +64 21 279 2147

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