Anne Wilson is a Partner in our Employment law team working across both our Christchurch and Auckland offices. She has extensive experience practising in employment law, gained primarily at a top tier law firm, but also as in-house counsel for Vodafone, and the Employers and Manufacturers Association before joining Anthony Harper as a Partner in 2020. This gives Anne a unique perspective in meeting the needs of clients.
Anne’s work includes advising on:
- Complex restructures
- Personal grievance claims
- Employment status claims
- Minimum entitlement claims
- Exit negotiations
- Triangular employment claims
- Whistleblower complaints
- Conducting bullying and harassment and disciplinary investigations
- Collective bargaining and collective employment agreements
- Individual employment agreements and employee incentive and bonus schemes
- Restraints of trade
- Authority hearings
- The employment aspects of large corporate transactions
- General employment advice
Anne’s solutions take into account the multi-dimensional aspects of the employment relationship, and clients describe her working style as responsive, commercial and pragmatic. She was a key member of the Holidays Act Remediation project team in her time at Vodafone, and the Act remains a key area of interest.
- A retirement home on redundancy and the transfer of vulnerable and non-vulnerable employees as a result of a sale of the village business and assets.
- A large employer in the aged care sector on a whistleblower complaint.
- A large investment company on the acquisition of a business in administration.
- A beverage company on a personal grievance claim.
- A large manufacturer on the interpretation of its collective employment agreement.
- A large corporate on its compliance with the Holidays Act. This resulted in a significant reduction in its remediation liability.
- A highly unionised workplace on a complex shift restructure.
- A collective agreement for a large national logistics company as lead negotiator.
- An exit with a key executive member of a not-for profit organisation.
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Waikato
Admission to the Bar
New Zealand, 2002