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Senior Associate

Lucy Jenkins



P+64 4 924 3407

M+64 4 924 3407

Lucy Jenkins

Lucy is a senior associate in the employment law group. Her work experience includes time spent at leading London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and providing employment advice working in‑house at a global investment bank.

She has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, including personal grievances, bonus and incentive issues, Holidays Act and parental leave issues, collective bargaining, agreements and policies, and due diligence and transactional work. In addition she works closely with clients on health and safety matters, particularly in relation to compliance and management of duties.

Lucy regularly attends mediations and investigation meetings in the Employment Relations Authority, and hearings in the Employment Court. Lucy acts for clients in the public and private sectors as well as Local Government.

Examples of Work

  • Health and Safety - advice on the impact of new legislation on various aspects of Civil Defence and Emergency Management for local government clients
  • Toll Consolidated (NZ) - challenge to Employment Relations Authority determination on personal grievance (Employment Court)
  • University of Auckland - defence of dismissed lecturer's claim for unjustified dismissal and defeat of reinstatement claim
  • Three Foot Six New Zealand - appeal to the Supreme Court on the definition of 'employee' under the Employment Relations Act
  • NZ Transport Agency - secondment to assist with legal and human resources issues and projects
  • Various clients - restructuring and change management processes including office closures, redundancies, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Various clients - advice on executive terminations and performance management
  • Various clients - conducting or advising on investigations, in  relation to workplace bullying, harassment, breaches of privacy and misconduct