"Excellent outcome! Catherine Stewart and her team of exceptional lawyers secured the best possible financial outcome I could have expected in a redundancy package. I will be recommending this results-driven team to my network."
Marketing Manager, Auckland
"Catherine is, put very simply, 'an absolutely billiant lawyer' and a true asset to your industry."
Client Voter in the NZ Law Awards 2013
"I have spent the past month going through a very stressful time with my employer. Catherine Stewart Employment Law Specialists assigned Laurie Knight to my case. Laurie provided me with clarity and decisive advice on the correct steps I needed to take. Her measured approach at a time of great anxiety for me was reassuring. She gave me the confidence and strength that allowed me to see what was important and what was also realistic. I felt listened to, valued and supported as we worked through the necessary process. The result was a pleasing outcome for which I am most grateful. Thank you to Catherine Stewart and her team."
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager - July 2020
"I am so grateful to Catherine and her team for helping me through an employment law matter. Daniel did an incredible job, he was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I'm so pleased my matter was resolved quickly. I got the right and just outcome because I had the right people in my corner."
Personal Assistant, Auckland
"Catherine acted for me in a situation that was very sudden and distressing for me. She acted quickly and displayed a high level of skill and experience. Catherine’s sincerity and expertise gave me confidence and reassurance at every stage and resulted in a very good outcome for me. It was important to me that relationships were maintained in my industry and Catherine respected this and took a non-adversarial approach, while at the same time acting as a true advocate for me. She is kind, wise and compassionate. I am very grateful for what she achieved for me, but, most of all, for the way in which she achieved it."
Senior Communications Specialist
"Catherine and Ellen managed an employment case for me and I just want to THANK them for their tireless commitment and professionalism during what was a very traumatic time for myself. I am very pleased with the final outcome and now look forward to the future. I truly appreciate both of their tenacity in making this happen. Their dedication was unwavering. They were both an absolute pleasure to work with and I could not have achieved the result without them. I certainly endorse their services to anybody who wants a recommendation/referral for an employment lawyer."
General Manager, November 2018
"Words cannot express just how grateful I am for all the help, guidance and support Catherine and her team gave me during a very stressful period of my life. They are fantastic lawyers and I was absolutely blown away by their commitment to ensure justice is served, their humility and general sympathy and compassion towards me."
Banking Specialist, Auckland
"The quality of the advice provided by Catherine was excellent and secured a significantly improved outcome. Catherine's accessibility also exceeded my expectations as despite her workload she was always available and contactable. I would strongly recommend Catherine."
Andrew McCutcheon, Sales Director
“Catherine is a highly skilled employment law specialist and is dedicated to providing prompt, practical and authoritative advice. Her strength is in achieving resolution in the most stressful employment situations and in the technicalities. She is not afraid to take on a complex and difficult case and that is because there are very few lawyers in New Zealand who could. Catherine is not just a barrister she is all heart which means she is stronger than you know, and has the integrity to make anything happen. What is also special about Catherine is that in my experience of working with her I felt I received the best level of representation and the highest level of consideration and care at all times."
Banking Analyst, Auckland
"Catherine was recommended to me following a personal employment issue that arose - something I was to be very appreciative of. Catherine is a very capable Barrister who represents her clients to the fullest extent possible. She is a caring and capable person who has great empathy with the client's situation and a sincere determination to achieve the best outcome possible. Her well communicated advice allowing the client to consider all the options available and a strategy to tackle the issue to achieve the best results is one I would highly recommend."
Clive Jimmieson, Business Consultant
" I instructed Catherine Stewart on an employment matter. I was impressed by her calm professional manner, her eye for detail and completeness in building a case. She is tenacious for a cause and will pursue this in the most professional manner while briefing you at every step along the way. I can highly recommend Catherine to be 'on your side.' "
Graeme Conning, Chartered Accountant
" I have forwarded a number of clients to Catherine in relation to employment law matters. They have appreciated her competence and tenacity. "
Colin Pidgeon, Queens Counsel
"Catherine was fantastic, professional, efficient and outcome-driven. After spending weeks trying to handle a bullying employment situation myself, Catherine helped me to reach a great outcome in just a few days. From the first meeting, I knew I had found the right person to help, felt relieved that Catherine would know how to handle the tricky personalities and would be able to help me work through the situation. We agreed on a plan and Catherine went ahead and negotiated a great settlement for me, including a large portion of the legal fees. If any friends, family or colleagues were having an employment relations issue, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Catherine."
General Manager, Group Marketing
"Catherine is a pleasure to work with. She quickly cuts to the chase, and provides practical options to choose from. Which is what I need when dealing with time sensitive, reactive HR issues. Her expertise has great depth, as she has won some significant employment law cases in New Zealand. She really cares about achieving the best outcome for all. I'd highly recommend her."
Juliette Smale, Human Resource Consultant
"Catherine represented me in August/September 2012 in an employment law matter and the outcome was way beyond where I thought I would end up. I would certainly recommend her to anyone needing employment law assistance."
Marketing Manager, South Island
"I have worked and liaised with Catherine in her capacity as a specialist employment lawyer for many years. Some of the matters that she has dealt with have been complex and contentious - despite this she has consistently achieved excellent outcomes for clients. She is approachable and solution-focussed and has a clear communication style. Catherine is highly motivated to assist clients to achieve their best interests and commercial objectives."
Susan Kingston, Lawyer
"I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine during a difficult period. Her professionalism was balanced with a high level of care and understanding. I was impressed with her level and promptness of service and can highly recommend her."
Lisa Wood, Programme Coordinator
"My sincere thanks to Laurie Knight who recently helped me through a stressful work period and enabled me to achieve a resolution that has left me feeling positive about my future. As a woman who works in business environments which are not always welcoming to women, I valued the kindness and professional support of another woman who understands the challenges. She is insightful, strategic and extremely knowledgeable and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
Health and Safety Manager