Employment - Partner
Ashley-Jayne (AJ) leads our employment team and advises clients on all aspects of employment law working with them to provide practical, pragmatic solutions to often complex employment issues.
She has represented both employers and employees in the education sector, including from early childhood, primary, and secondary schools. AJ can assist employers, employees, and HR professionals with all manner of employment advice, including day to day management of employees, restructures and redundancies, employee claims, advising on and providing representation in human rights matters, and employment agreements and policies.
AJ represents clients at mediations, in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, and Human Rights jurisdictions, as well as representing and advising sports players and clubs in disciplinary and general matters.
AJ also advises clients on their health and safety obligations under the new legislation, including representing those being investigated by WorkSafe.
AJ is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee, and the New Zealand Law Society Canterbury and Westland Employment Law Committee.
Although Christchurch based, AJ travels to Auckland and Queenstown regularly and represents clients from New Zealand and across the globe.
Excellent service, excellent results
AJ specialises in providing pragmatic, commercially sensible advice to her clients. She represents both employers and employees in litigation and dispute resolution.