no win no fee

Like Employment Lawyers our Employment Advocates can represent you in all legal matters in the area of employment law. We are a No Win No Fee full service employment law firm.

Employment Law 2020

Regular employment law applies to all employment relationships – regardless of the circumstances that we find ourselves in. This includes anything that has been agreed to in an employment agreement. nzgovt

Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal or Unjustified Dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. We can act on your behalf if you have been fired without the correct process. 

Disciplinary Meetings

Just like an Employment Lawyer an Employment Advocate can attend your disciplinary meeting and represent you. This way you are sure to get the best possible outcome.  It's important to take any disciplinary meeting seriously as they can often result in dismissal.

Mediation Services

Just like an Employment Lawyer An Employment Advocate can be your legal representation at mediation. We will ensure you are prepared to attend and will state your case . Often we can negotiate an exit with your employer or the employment lawyer before the mediation.

Bullying & Harassment

If you don't feel safe at work because of bullying and harassment by your boss or co-workers you can do something about it. We have a very helpful video on our bullying page which tells you exactly what you need to do if you are being bullied at work.

Personal Grievance

A Personal Grievance is a legal document.  Therefore it's a very good idea to have an employment lawyer or an employment advocate do it for you. Don't wing it, call us for help with any employment law issue.

Exit Packages

Sometimes the reason things are going wrong at work is that it's time to part ways, it may be nobody's fault.  It can be an opportunity to negotiate.  Our employment advocates are expert at negotiating exit packages.

We do this because every employee deserves access to justice. Each Employment Advocate on our team is professional and caring. Just like Employment Lawyers, we are experts in the field of Employment Law NZ.


Covid 19 – Coronavirus

Lost your job due to Covid-19?

Regular employment law still applies – regardless of the unusual circumstances that we find ourselves in. This includes everything that has been agreed to in your employment agreement. Any changes should be agreed to in writing.
If your employer has had to close their business due to extreme financial difficulty it will be hard for us to get compensation for you even if the process has not been handled correctly. However, if the employer is continuing to do business and you think your employment rights have been breached we can check it for you.
Remember, you only have 90 days to raise a personal grievance for unfair dismissal.
Please contact us using our contact form.   Give as many details as possible, and we will see if we can help.

We Help Employees and Employers to resolve employment problems

When you engage us to act on your behalf we can often resolve the issue very quickly by discussing the issue with the other party or their lawyer.  

We will advise you of what to do next, and we can often work for you on a contingency basis / also called No Win No Fee.

“The Employment Relations Authority has made it clear that it is an employer’s obligation to ensure they follow their own policies and the required legal processes, and where this does not occur an employee will always have a valid claim,” 


This means that when we are negotiating a settlement on your behalf we will only charge a fee if we win your case.  The exception is when we are trying to save your job and there will be no financial outcome, eg Disciplinary Meetings.

What our clients are saying


5.0 rating
August 6, 2018
Review of Home

LIFESAVERS! Almost literally. I was being taken for an absolute ride by my employer who couldn’t give a damn about NZ Employment Laws (not being a Kiwi himself!). I really wanted to teach him a lesson, but my lovely Christchurch Advocate Ruth talked me through everything and spoke to my boss and sorted it out, got me paid up. I’m now out of there with a small settlement but things are looking up and hopefully my ex-employer did learn a thing or two. Recommend!


Work Law was exceptional

5.0 rating
July 23, 2018
Review of Kam Bailey

I don’t usually write reviews but my experience with Work Law was exceptional. I had already tried to resolve my employment dispute using a lawyer from another firm, after several weeks and a large legal bill I still had no resolution despite having a very strong case for unfair dismissal. I called 0800 no win no fee and was assigned to Kam Bailey who resolved my issue the very next day. I didn’t even expect much after the lawyer not being able to handle the situation so I was stoked. I highly recommend these guys to anyone

C Byrne

You're my hero!

5.0 rating
July 19, 2018
Review of Sandy Ward

Huge thanks to Sandy from Work Law for all the advice and support. You’re my hero

Annie Ryder

You can trust us to listen

Statistics prove that legal representation for employees  by an employment lawyer or employment law advocate improves your chance of a successful outcome. You have nothing to lose by having a free chat with an Employment Law Advocate.

You can email us using the form below.   When you receive the automated reply to your email please reply with any correspondence you have received from your employer regarding your job loss. 

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