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Helen Gilbert, LLB Hons

Employment Barrister, High Court of New Zealand

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Helen Gilbert ‚ Employment Lawyer

I have more than 20 years experience specialising in all areas of employment law.

I work predominantly with employers including a major South Island University in all employment related areas as well as providing in-house training on employment and health & safety issues.

Over the years I have also acted for a wide range of employees assisting with the negotiation of terms of employment advice on employment disputes and personal grievances and the negotiation of exit packages.

Although I have negotiated many settlements for clients in mediation, when it is necessary to proceed with a case through the Authority or the Courts, I have a wealth of experience and expertise having appeared on many employment cases.

Part of my extensive Court experience also originates from my practice as a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Solicitors in Auckland, where I regularly undertook High Court jury trials and appeals. This expertise provides a unique understanding in assisting businesses with health and safety issues and prosecutions, having previously prosecuted businesses for breaches of health and safety legislation.

I have presented at numerous conferences including Brightstar Industrial Relations Conferences, Canterbury University Employer Workshops, with recent presentations on Flexible Working Hours, Medical Incapacity, Privacy in the Workplace and Drugs and Alcohol Testing, Health & Safety Training for Managers and Managing Contractors.

Please do give me a call if you have any employment or health and safety queries or problems, as I would be more than happy to assist.