Simon was a partner at a mid-tier city firm, managing the employment practice before he founded Watermark Employment Law. Simon acts for employers and employees on a wide range of employment matters. Simon has represented clients at investigation meetings, disciplinary meetings, mediations with MBIE, hearings in the Employment Relations Authority, and matters on appeals to the Employment Court. He has also represented clients in proceedings before the Human Rights Tribunal, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, complaints assessment committees, and the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal.
Kylie started her career in a mid-tier city firm, originally working in general practice before finding her niche as an employment lawyer. Kylie has experience representing clients during exit negotiations, investigation meetings, disciplinary meetings, mediations with MBIE and in the Employment Relations Authority.
Kylie enjoys the technical challenge of employment law and the opportunity it provides for her to provide practical and meaningful help to her clients.
Geraldine started her career in New Zealand at a top-tier city firm, before moving to London and working in the public sector for 8 years, doing both public law and employment law. On her return to Auckland, she worked in-house as an employment lawyer for one of the city’s biggest employers for five years, before moving to Watermark Employment Law. Geraldine has experience representing both employees and employers across the range of employment law and HR issues, and provides pragmatic advice, taking a holistic view of a client’s situation.
Since the beginning of his legal career in the Auckland city office of a sizeable law firm, Jonathan has specialised solely in employment law. Through his specialisation, Jonathan has rapidly developed the skills necessary to effectively advise and represent both employer and employee clients on all types of employment issues. Jonathan assists clients from all walks of life, raising personal grievances and advocating for employees such as care and support workers through to company directors and CEOs, applying his intricate understanding of employment issues to provide just and pragmatic solutions for clients.
Erin started her career in a boutique private-client firm before moving to a full-service litigation firm. Erin joined the Watermark team because she is passionate about providing meaningful help to clients through legal expertise. Erin advocates for clients from all backgrounds, and assists employees and employers alike in reaching timely and practical outcomes.
Isaac is in his fifth year of a BCOM/LLB at Auckland University. Isaac started his legal career in the legal and compliance team at a sizeable insurance firm. Isaac joined the watermark team as a legal clerk because he is passionate about seeing law done differently. He believes the Watermark Values provide for this difference. Isaac provides background support as the team ensures clients are cared for, and the best outcomes are achieved.