- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Lucia heads our Employment Law team as a Partner in our Litigation team. Lucia is one of the leading employment law specialists selected for the National Employment Law Committee for the New Zealand Law Society.
She assists business owners, HR advisors and senior executives to resolve employment issues with commercial pragmatism.
Lucia represents corporate clients in the Employment Relations Authority and mediation. She has worked with Insurers and clients to settle complex and sensitive claims involving several parties, professional bodies, unions, and advisors.
Lucia is sought after to upskill businesses and professional bodies, both in house and at conferences and seminars including for the Chamber of Commerce and Chartered Accountants Association of New Zealand. She has authored papers and articles in national conferences and publications.
Lucia is instructed to conduct independent investigations into bullying and harassment, historical holiday pay claims, Labour Inspector inquiries, gender equity, privacy, human rights and professional disciplinary issues.
Her team develops robust employment agreements and policy and resolves restructuring and personal grievances efficiently.
Lucia leads the Employment Law Committee for the Otago Branch of NZLS. She sits on the Audit and Risk Committee as a Trustee of charitable trust THETA.
Lucia has represented New Zealand in Triathlon in four successive world championships. She most recently podiumed with a silver medal in her age group for Long Distance Triathlon in Pontevedra, Spain.