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When it comes to employment law, it seems change is the only constant. Our highly experienced employment law team offer up to date, pragmatic solutions to resolve employment issues as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our approach aims to protect people, relationships and businesses.

We work with small businesses through to large corporate enterprises, helping owners, People and HR teams, and employees with advice, training and resources, wherever and whenever you need us.

Calm, objective advice can be the crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to resolving highly charged situations. Learn more about our Employment Lawyers.



Your farming business is always evolving and changing. Challenges can crop up unexpectedly. So, we know the value in prompt and comprehensive advice and delivering effective solutions when you need them.



We strive to deliver excellence and our long-standing employer-based clientele are a reflection of this. The Edwards Law team has extensive experience in representing and advising a range of businesses from every industry on all employment-related matters.



 We deliver pragmatic and beneficial solutions for all aspects of the employment relationship. Learn more about our Employment Lawyers 

PH: 09 953 9757



The DTI Lawyers team of specialist farm employment Lawyers understand the critical need for businesses to manage staff successfully. Equally, as an employee, we acknowledge your right to be treated fairly in your employment relationship.


Our team of specialist employment lawyers take a proactive, constructive approach to resolving your employment law problems, to minimise the inherent stress involved. We have extensive experience in mediation and dispute resolution.


We understand the practical issues that arise in farm employment relationships and can assist you in improving workplace agreements, policies, and processes to minimize the risks of disputes arising, and to help resolve issues effectively – Learn More about our Employment Lawyers

PH: 07 282 0174



Whether you’re an employee or a business, navigating employment law can be complicated. But we’re able to assist in all areas, from redundancy to workplace issues, HR requirements, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution, including representation of either side.


It’s about finding amicable, practical solutions and ensuring everyone is able to understand their rights in the workplace. Learn More About our Employment Law Services 

PH: 07 376 0014

Bay of Plenty


Cooney Lees Morgan is a full service law firm based in Tauranga, New Zealand. Founded in 1918, the firm has grown to become one of New Zealand’s leading law firms. Currently there are over 100 staff, including 57 lawyers and 9 partners. 



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.



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PH: 07 578 2099



Our history in the Manawatu and Tararua Districts dates back to 1884. With offices in Palmerston North and Pahiatua our firm stands on a long tradition of high standards and sound legal advice.


Our size means that every one of our clients are dealt with on a professional, yet personal basis.


We are also a member of NZ Law, a New Zealand-wide group of independent law firms, which gives us access to further specialist knowledge, enabling us to ensure you get the very best legal and practical advice, in any situation. More about us

PH: 06 358 6075



The law sets down a process for dealing with many types of employment disputes, and it pays to follow it. There are many rights and responsibilities – employment law covers all aspects of the employment relationship, not just dismissals. 


I act for both employers and employees. So if you’re hiring, firing, looking at a new contract, want out or having any issues within your workplace, talk to me before you take action.


Learn more about my Employment Law Services 

PH: 021 806 002



Employment legislation can change regularly, and with continuously developing case law, having an expert to provide up-to-date advice on your legal obligations is paramount.


Problems in the workplace can be stressful at the best of times but we can assist your business and take the weight off your shoulders by providing you practical and accurate advice to deal with anything that occurs in your workplace.


Specialising in employment law has allowed us to work closely with employers, assisting clients’ businesses with advice on all areas of managing staff – Read more about my legal services.

PH: 021 081 94 579



Mary-Jane is a litigation director who leads the firm’s employment practice. She is also the Crown Solicitor for Invercargill and has been prosecuting serious matters for more than 25 years. She is known for her frank advice and is someone who enjoys the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life.

Mary-Jane is tenacious in her advocacy of her clients’ interests. This sees her regularly pursue matters before the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.

 But she also knows the value of early resolutions and is a skilled negotiator. Mary-Jane is often called upon to provide advice to both employers and employees in times of great stress. She has been involved in a number of significant cases, including acting for litigation groups in large scale matters.

Away from the office Mary-Jane is an avid harness racing enthusiast, something she inherited from her father Curly – More about our employment law services 

PH: 027 221 0324