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Running employment cases requires a range of litigation skills given that practitioners may appear in both the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court and that each of these has their own rules and approaches. This On Demand seminar, presented by an Employment Court Judge, Head of the Authority and a barrister specialising in employment law provides practical insights and advice on representing your client in both the Authority and the Court and tips on the advocacy skills necessary to obtain the best outcome for them.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire a practical overview of both the Authority and Court processes from the start when proceedings are filed through to the conclusion of the case and appreciate the differing approaches of each forum.
  • Understand better the ethical considerations that relate to the Authority and the Court as well as to court staff and opposing counsel. 
  • Gain further insights into how lawyers may engage more effectively in the employment law jurisdiction and the advocacy skill sets required for each.

Who should view?

Employment law lawyers, barristers and advocates.




Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Her Honour Judge Inglis
Employment Court

James Crichton
Chief of the Employment Relations Authority

Catherine Stewart

Catherine Stewart is a leading employment law practitioner with over 20 years’ experience. Committed to achieving the best outcomes for her clients, she focuses on understanding their requirements or businesses from the outset so that she is well placed to help them succeed. 

Catherine acts for both employers and employees. At the NZ Law Awards 2013 Catherine was awarded the top award for Employment Lawyer of the Year, and she was also first runner up for Barrister of the Year.

Catherine’s and her team's legal assistance may include guidance through the minefield of employment legislation to help you avoid costly disputes and personal grievances.

If your dispute proceeds to court however, her knowledge and broad advocacy experience will ensure that you are strongly represented.


Kate Ashcroft
Copeland Ashcroft Law