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About Catherine

Who is Catherine Stewart?

About Catherine

Specialising in all areas of employment law, Catherine has 20 years’ experience as an employment and litigation lawyer. She joined the independent bar as a barrister sole in 2012, having held senior roles in employment law including at partnership level in a major city firm. She also has significant experience in civil and commercial litigation.

Catherine has successfully argued several high profiles cases, including:

  • A landmark case on stress in the workplace in the Employment Court
  • A landmark case on freedom of association, for which she was appointed “amica curiae” (advisor to the court) by the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts in languages. She was admitted to the bar of the High Court of New Zealand in 1990.

A regular presenter and writer on topical employment law issues, Catherine is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association, the New Zealand Law Society and the Auckland District Law Society.

Catherine is also the exclusive employment law member in New Zealand of the Women's Law Network, an organisation of leading female lawyers throughout the world which provides expertise across all areas of law

Catherine Stewart