Gwen Drewitt


Gwen is a Special Counsel in the Christchurch employment team. Gwen has particular expertise in employment and health & safety. Gwen acts for both employers and employees and enjoys getting to know clients and their businesses in order to deliver pragmatic advice that works for them.

Gwen has substantial expertise and experience in a range of employment matters, including guiding clients through disciplinary, grievance and performance management processes. Advising on redundancies and restructures and providing assistance with settlement negotiations.

Gwen also is experienced in assisting clients in Employment Authority proceedings and has appeared in the Employment Court.

Gwen has practiced in the UK for several years; Gwen is also well placed to advise international clients on their employment law obligations.

Experience / Work Highlights

  • Representing clients on restraint of trade issues, and providing advice to both employers and employees on restraint of trade enforceability;
  • Advising on all issues arising on termination of employment and matters relating to misconduct, performance, redundancy processes, medical incapacity and exit negotiations
  • Specialist advice on all aspects of the personal grievance regime, including representation from mediation, through the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and High Court.
  • Presenting educational seminars and webinars to Lawyers and Clients regarding employment law issues.


Presenter at the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Employment Law full day Employment Law for Employers Workshop (2019 and 2020).

Assisting and presenting educational seminars and webinars to clients on a range of Employment Law topics and legal updates.

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