Andrew is the Managing Partner of Lane Neave and he heads the Employment Law Team. He has 28 years experience and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s top employment, ACC and health & safety law practitioners.
Andrew is currently on the New Zealand Law Society ACC Committee, having previously been on the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee (for six years), where he assists in providing guidance on proposed legislation.
Andrew is a preferred legal practitioner for the New Zealand Law Society to refer vulnerable claimants for specialist and complex legal advice in his specialist areas. He is also a mentor for other law practitioners.
Andrew is an experienced litigator and he has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and ordinary Courts, including the Court of Appeal and advising on a Supreme Court appeal. Andrew also regularly participates in private and MBIE mediations.
Andrew has a strong interest in public policy, as this relates to his specialist areas, and as such he is contacted by the media to make comment on current issues of importance. He is also involved in assisting a number of charities, include the Stroke Foundation and MS & Parkinson Society.
The Employment Law Team has been a past multiple winner at the New Zealand Law Awards and it is currently on the Government Legal Panel, and provides advice to a number of State and Local Government entities around New Zealand.