Carla Pallant-Drake (BA LLB) is a staff barrister specialising in employment law. She graduated with law and arts degrees from Auckland University in 2011 and since then gained has a wide range of experience working in employment law roles for the Employers and Manufacturers Association, New Zealand Post and Restaurant Brands.
Carla joined Catherine’s practice in mid-2016. She frequently represents clients at mediations and disciplinary investigations and has juniored to Catherine in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal. Highlights of cases she has been involved in include: a successful defence of a company against the award of penalties for multiple breaches of he Employment Relations Act, a successful claim in the Employment Court for unjustified redundancy and breach of contract which resulted in the overturning of a previous determination and the highest compensation award for an unjustified dismissal in recent times.
Carla is able to assist with all aspects of employment law advice and representation including personal grievances, disputes, negotiating exit packages, disciplinary investigations, restructurings, restraints of trade, and drafting employment agreements and policies.
Carla can be contacted on:
Direct dial: (09) 213 4464
Mobile: 021 950 091