Partner, Auckland

Board of Management

Sherridan Cook

Sherridan Cook (1)


Sherridan specialises in employment, industrial relations and health and safety as well as litigation and dispute resolution. 

Sherridan advises a wide range of private and public sector clients across the full ambit of employment and health and safety issues.  He has considerable strength in industrial relations and employment related litigation, including confidentiality and restraint of trade disputes.

Sherridan has particular expertise in property and construction disputes, including Construction Contracts Act adjudications, leasehold disputes and rent reviews, as well as contractual, company and intellectual property disputes and judicial review.

Sherridan regularly appears in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court, the High Court and appellate courts, and at arbitrations and mediations.

Sherridan has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2002) and is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate of the Higher Courts of England and Wales (2003).

Sherridan is the consulting editor of the Lexis Nexis publication Health and Safety Law Made Easy, second edition - A comprehensive guide to New Zealand's health and safety scheme.

  • Member of HRINZ (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand)
  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law and NZILA

Work highlights

Acting for Unitec Institute of Technology and Manukau Institute of Technology

providing strategic industrial relations advice during bargaining, strikes and lock-outs and union related issues

Acting for Unitec, Northtec, Wintec, WITT, Whitireia and BOPP

in their multi-employer bargaining with the Tertiary Education Union 

Acting for Precision Tracking

(a GPS technology company) in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court

Advising Steelpipe NZ

in an unjustified dismissal claim brought by an employee

Advising a multinational oil company

on all aspects of a major organisational change project throughout New Zealand

Acting for HIH Global, the owners of the BNZ and GE buildings in Auckland's Quay Park

in ground rent review arbitrations against Ngati Whatua O Orakei Maori Trust Board. 

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

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

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