We are specialist employment lawyers providing expert advice and representation to our employer clients throughout New Zealand. We advise and represent on all aspects of employment law, including health & safety, ACC, privacy and HR strategy.

Our specialist employment lawyers understand the complexities of employment law, which means we will give you practical, robust and innovative legal advice enabling you to make sound employment-related decisions for your business and staff.

Our employment law team is located in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown providing you with the capability and depth of specialist legal advisers you need to represent you in a cost effective manner, wherever your employment-related issues arise.

Our clients come from throughout the country and overseas. Distance is no barrier to our services; we regularly meet and represent clients in their business, at their location. This ensures a more comprehensive and meaningful partnering with our clients.

Our diverse range of clients includes state sector organisations, regional and local authorities, multi-nationals, membership organisations and SMEs from a wide variety of industries. Our work in the tourism, transport, agriculture, building, manufacturing, finance and insurance sectors is widely recognised and highly valued.

We enjoy working with our clients, where we get to understand what it is that works for their business and staff. We support our clients to ensure prudent recruitment practices, sound management of staff, contract negotiations, change management, enforcement of post-termination restraints and robust representation in negotiations, bargaining, mediation and litigation.

Our clients value the way we are decisive, opting to provide proactive advice and representation to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for them. Our strength is enhanced by working with our clients to train their HR and General Managers, ensuring best employment law, health & safety and HR practice.

Lane Neave’s employment law team is:

• Part of the All of Government Employment Law Panel;
• Ranked on Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners;
• Voted three times as New Zealand’s best employment law firm; and
• Represented on the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee

Lane Neave’s Employment Law Team – lawyers, confidants and specialists – an integral part of your business.

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