Kate has specialised in employment and health and safety throughout her career, and is passionate about providing commercially pragmatic, tailored solutions to client issues.  Kate is recognised by the international legal directory Asia Law as a “Leading Lawyer” in New Zealand.  She regularly presents at conferences on employment and health and safety issues. Kate is currently a board member of Mainstreet Tauranga Incorporated.

Kate acts for employers across a range of industries, giving strategic, compliance and best practice advice on non-contentious matters as well as providing representation in disputes.  Kate’s background includes work with a large top tier national law firm, an award winning national employment law boutique, and on secondment in-house in both the private and public sectors.

In addition, she is an experienced independent investigator, and holds a certificate in workplace investigations from the Association of Workplace Investigators, as the only internationally recognised course of its nature.

Kate is Tauranga and Auckland based, and regularly travels to Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington, connecting with clients throughout New Zealand.

Kate is a member of the Auckland District Law Society Incorporated’s Employment Law Committee, the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, and the Institute of Directors.

Carla graduated with law and arts degrees from Auckland University in 2011 and since then, she has gained a wide range of experience working in human resources and employment relations as well as legal roles.

Most recently, Carla worked for a specialist employment law barrister, and has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and Court of Appeal as well as regularly attending mediation.

Carla assists clients with all aspects of employment and health and safety law advice and is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome to suit their circumstances.