BA LLB • Wellington
Lucy 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.
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.
Lucy works closely with clients on health and safety matters, particularly in relation to compliance and management of duties.
She regularly attends mediations and investigation meetings in the Employment Relations Authority, and has experience in the Employment Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Lucy acts for clients in the public and private sectors as well as Local Government.
Lucy regularly receives praise from clients for her approachability, pragmatic approach to problem solving in the employment law space, and her commitment to her clients, their needs and their timeframes.
Lucy advises both private and public sector employers, as well senior employees on the Investigation process, and guides them through any disciplinary consequences following these investigations.
Executive Staff Movements
Lucy provides a dedicated service to boards when dealing with executive staff exits, whether voluntary or negotiated. She is comfortable liaising with and advising corporate and charitable boards, and has extensive experience in this area.
Lucy is an experienced practitioner to guide clients through the mediation process. She attends mediations for clients around New Zealand, with an established track record of positive outcomes.
Lucy analyses complex legislation, whether relating to the public or private sector, and explains legal situations for clients in a comprehensive, plain English style.
Health and Safety
Advice on the impact of legislation on various aspects of Civil Defence and Emergency Management for local government clients.
Restructuring and change management processes including office closures, redundancies, and mergers and acquisitions.
Advice on executive terminations and performance management.
Advising on workplace bullying, harassment, breaches of privacy and misconduct.