Whether you’re an employer or an employee we’ve got the know-how to help you with any issues that arise. Give us a call and we’ll get you sorted with the right advice to save you time, money and your reputation. 


The workplace is a fast-changing environment of rights and responsibilities, with a vast array of employment issues that can arise on a daily basis. Our team of specialists are up with the play and able to give you straightforward advice – not just on avoiding or handling disputes, but on making the most of employment relationships.

Talk to us about:

  • Drafting employment agreements.
  • Proper procedures for hiring, disciplining, and dismissing employees.
  • Restraint of trade and confidentiality covenants.
  • Employment issues on the sale and purchase of a business.
  • Understanding your obligations as an employer under the Employment Relations Act, Privacy Act, Holidays Act, Health & Safety at Work Act and Human Rights Act. 
  • Avoidance and resolution of personal grievances and disputes.
  • Redundancy and severance.
  • Disciplinary and dismissal procedures.
  • Performance management issues.
  • Sexual harassment in employment.
  • Recovery of wages.
  • Mediation.
  • Representation in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.
  • Independent Contractor arrangements and contracts.

Key Contacts

Adam Hopkinson



Phone: +64 7 927 0509
Email: ahopkinson@clmlaw.co.nz


Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University

Peter Crombie



Phone: +64 7 927 0516
Email: pcrombie@clmlaw.co.nz


Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago


Special Counsel