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Bronwen Newcombe

Director

Bronwen is a Director at Davenports Law and leads the firms Employment Law team. Bronwen is experienced in all areas of employment law.

Bronwen Newcombe

Bronwen is an Employment Law expert and regularly advises on a wide range of employment issues including health and safety, personal grievances, management exits and without prejudice discussions, performance management, restraint of trades, organisational and strategic restructuring, harassment and bullying, confidential information and the complex Holidays Act. Bronwen regularly leads seminars for clients, whether in house, at board meetings or at client conferences.

Bronwen has a particular interest in providing commercially pragmatic solutions to clients, including in relation to prevention and early resolution of employment relationship problems. Bronwen’s clients rely on Bronwen’s technical knowledge and ability to find a pathway to resolutions even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Bronwen is a current member of the ADLS Employment Law Committee. Bronwen’s commercial pragmatism and employment expertise is well utilised in her role as a current Board member of Business North Harbour, where she provides governance advice.

In her spare time, Bronwen enjoys spending time with her young family.

Recent work
  • Defending Labour Inspector complaint regarding incorrect payment of holiday pay to employees
  • Pursuing fraudulent activity of senior employee at large New Zealand owned business
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and early intervention resolution
  • Structuring advice at Board level, including in relation to restructuring and redeployment
  • Disestablishment of entire department within large New Zealand owned business, and establishment of new roles under new GM
  • Complex commission / bonus remuneration structures
  • Protection of employer’s confidential information and proprietary information
  • Drafting complex and enforceable restraint of trade and non-solicitation requirements
  • Pursuing institutional bullying claims
  • Advising on privacy issues under new Privacy Act 2020
  • Parental leave issues and changes to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987

Expertise.

Employment
Wills
Relationship Property Issues
Asset Structuring
Business and Company Law

Qualification.

LLB, BA

Contact.

09 915 6140

bronwen@davenportslaw.co.nz

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