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BAY OF PLENTY : Employment Law Panel - Ask us Anything

This is a rare opportunity to get some insight from Tompkins Wake’s specialist employment team. Ask them anything!

Our facilitator will present your questions to our panel, who will provide their thoughts, answers and opinions on the day. To ensure you get the most out of this opportunity, we recommend you submit your question in advance, by 4 July to [email protected] Time permitting, questions may also be taken from the floor.

Our panelists include:

  • *Karina McLuskie (Partner, Tompkins Wake)
  • *Fiona Dalziel (Associate, Tompkins Wake)
  • *Michelle Urquhart (Associate, Tompkins Wake)

Numbers are strictly limited.

Event in person starts at 4.30pm for networking, the online session and in person presentation begins at 5pm

About our Panel

Karina McLuskie

Karina has established herself as a true employment law specialist, working with clients to protect their commercial interests and providing pragmatic advice to manage and mitigate risk. Karina's employment practice includes advising clients on preparing and interpreting employment documents, industrial relations and collective bargaining, health and safety matters, organisational restructuring, medical incapacity, employment relationship problems and dealing with contentious issues that arise in the employment relationship, including advocacy at all levels of the dispute.

Fiona Dalziel

Fiona is an employment law specialist with particular expertise in Holidays Act compliance and minimum employment entitlements, regularly assisting clients with large-scale remediation work and arrears claims. She is also well versed in providing her clients with practical assistance through employment processes (including restructures, disciplinary, performance-related and medical incapacity processes) and in raising and resolving their employment relationship problems. Fiona has been heavily involved in providing covid-19 related advice over the past several years.

Michelle Urquhart

Michelle acts on a wide range of employment, immigration and ACC matters, making her the “go to” lawyer when any of these areas cross over. She is adept at helping clients navigate the trickier aspects of immigration applications. She represents parties in employment disputes and has a particular interest in resolving issues via mediation. She also provides independent employment investigation services.

With thanks to our Sponsor

Tompkins Wake delivers specialised legal services across New Zealand from their offices in Hamilton, Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua. What you might not know is they were named Mid-Sized Law Firm of the Year for the third year running at the 2021 New Zealand Law Awards


  • HRNZ Members (In person) = $20.00
  • HRNZ Student Members (In person) - $15.00
  • Non Members (In person) = $25.00

Virtual Options now available:

  • HRNZ Members and Student Members (Virtual) = $10.00
  • Non Members (Virtual) = $10.00

Please note our prices include GST.

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the discounted Member rates or FREE Member registrations (where available) click on the LOGIN Link under the BUY TICKETS Button, then register through the BUY TICKETS link, selecting the most appropriate ticket type.

Non-members: register using the BUY TICKETS link in the Event Listing selecting the most appropriate ticket type.


Fees will be due for payment in full prior to the event.

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to [email protected] two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details.