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AUCKLAND : HR101: How to manage your obligations when restructuring

This will be a practical session covering the following:

The session will include considering fictional fact scenarios to promote discussion and sharing of ideas. It is intended to be informal with the opportunity to interact with fellow HR practitioners.

Who would benefit from attending?

Anyone working in the HR field who would like to develop their understanding and practical knowledge about how to conduct a restructuring process. The goal is for attendees to feel confident managing a restructure from the outset; including identifying and solving the typical issues that arise during such processes, taking into account specific COVID-19 considerations.

Please note that places at this event are limited.

Our Presenters for this session are Jessie Lapthorne, Partner, Employment Team, Duncan Cotterill and Vanessa Bainbridge, Senior Solicitor, Ducan Cotterill

Jessie Lapthorne, Partner, Employment Team, Duncan Cotterill

Jessie’s expertise spans the full spectrum of workplace law, where her input ranges from front-end guidance to dispute resolution and advocacy. Jessie works closely with her clients, guiding them through complex people-related problems and helping them achieve their commercial objectives in the most effective way.

Jessie acts for some of New Zealand’s most recognised home-grown companies as well as a number of international brands. She has a diverse client base which cuts across a variety of sectors including: manufacturing; education media and telecommunications; finance and insurance; ICT; retail trade; restaurant and accommodation; and professional services.

Vanessa Bainbridge, Senior Solicitor, Employment Team, Duncan Cotterill.

Vanessa is a specialist employment lawyer, advising on a full range of employment issues including personal grievances, disciplinary matters, performance management and redundancy and restructuring issues. She advises clients in a range of sectors.

Other Details

Arrive from 7.30am for a 7.40am start - tea/coffee will be served.

A reminder the entrance to the building is through Miann Chocolate store. Lifts to back and right of the store.

Please note that places at this event are limited.

The closest parking building is Britomart Car Park:


  • HRNZ Members $15.00
  • HRNZ Student Members $10.00
  • Non Members $30.00

Please note our prices include GST

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please log in to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


Fees will be due for payment in full at time of registration. If this may be difficult please email

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to 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 with their details.