Employment Law Specialists


One of our key specialty areas, Ford Sumner has an experienced Employment team with a great track record for getting results. We have the knowledge and experience to effectively manage all matters as they relate to the Employment Law landscape for both Employers and Employees.


Whether you’re an employer or employee, when you want employment advice, you need approachable experts you can trust. Ford Sumner’s specialist employment team are genuine and relatable. With extensive experience in litigation and investigating grievances and incidents, we have a wealth of skills to support you.


Our team also provides workplace training on performance management and acceptable workplace behaviour, helping you to manage future risk and build safer workplaces. Contact the Employment Law experts today. 


True Legal Partners


We work with our clients in a partnership format to ensure that we have a deep understanding of your employment situation, taking into account the factors that make your employment landscape unique.  


We stand by our word to produce the best outcomes for our clients, with a dedicated team who ensure communication is to the highest standard, consistently. It’s why we stand out as a leading Employment Law firm in New Zealand. 


Other areas we provide employment and HR advice include:

• individual employment agreements
• collective employment agreements
• restructures and redundancies
• procedures and advice for hiring, performance management, misconduct and dismissal
• general advice – holiday pay, Kiwisaver, etc
• health and safety compliance.


Learn more about our Employment and HR team by downloading the Team Bio below:

Download Employment Team Bio

We’ve put together an unrivalled team of specialist employment legal experts who are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes to both our employer and employee clients. 


Jaesen Sumner

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Ruth Williams

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Finn Hollingworth

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Emily Gardiner

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