Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Legal Services

Legal Services

When employees test the waters with a personal grievance EMA Legal is here to help. We offer representation in all employment law matters.

EMA Legal provides your best return on investment for legal advice on employment law matters. Our team of lawyers are available to members only and can help solve your tricky issues.
 
While you may think of lawyers as representing people in court this is far from everything they do. Employers take advantage of the value of the EMA Legal team to help drafting documents such as tailored employment agreements and offers of employment. Additionally they can help with key guidance on difficult issues such as restructuring processes and rock solid performance management plans.
 
EMA Legal has an excellent track record of success in representing employers in employment matters. This is coupled with a high level of satisfaction by members in the relationship with their representative.
 
To get in touch with our lawyers, consultants or talk about any of our services please call us on (NZ) 0800 300 362 or (AU) 1800 300 362. We will be happy to discuss your issue and refer you on to the service you require.

Meet our team

  • Hana Schofield is a solicitor at EMA and spent several years working for a leading New Zealand law firm and a City law firm in London. Prior to joining EMA in 2016, Hana was an in-house lawyer for an aviation recruitment business in Auckland. A University of Canterbury law graduate, Hana was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in 2003. She is also a co-author of a best-selling book, Goodbye Sarajevo.
  • Kent has extensive experience advising members on a wide range of employment and health and safety matters. Kent graduated from the University of Auckland in 2014. He advises on all employment related matters, including statutory compliance, disciplinary investigations, restructuring processes, personal grievances, poor performance, leave entitlements, employment agreements and policies. Prior to joining the legal team Kent was part of our employer AdviceLine team.
  • A Senior Solicitor at EMA, Matt represents EMA members in mediation at the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court. He works with both large and small companies across a range of areas including dispute resolution, restructuring, employee performance, reviewing and drafting employment agreements and in-house policy documents, as well as providing advice on a broad spectrum of employment issues.
  • Michael is a German and New Zealand qualified barrister and solicitor. Michael also holds a Master of Laws degree from Victoria University Wellington.
  • Persia joined EMA as a Senior Solicitor in 2015 and provides advice on all aspects of employment law. She also represents EMA members at the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court, and presents at EMA Briefings and Conferences.
  • Ruthi is a law and Social Sciences graduate from the University of Waikato. She was admitted to the Bar in September 2016 and has recently joined EMA in February 2017. Ruthi is based in the Hamilton office and is looking forward to assisting members on a variety of employment law matters.

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