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   Mo Al Obaidi

Mo Al Obaidi, Employment Lawyer, Hesketh Henry

T:  + 64 9 375-8699
F:  + 64 9 375-5242

E: mo@heskethhenry.co.nz





Mo is a Solicitor in the Employment Team.

Mo Joined Hesketh Henry in 2016 after working at a highly regarded boutique employment law firm in Wellington.  He also previously worked for an Auckland based organisation acting exclusively for employers.

Mo graduated with conjoint degrees in law and accounting in 2013 from the University of Waikato and was admitted to the Bar in June 2013. He is a past president of the Waikato University Law Students’ Association, and past Council Member of the New Zealand Law Students’ Association.

Mo regularly advises employers and employees on performance management, disciplinary procedures, redundancy and restructuring processes, restraint of trade and non-solicitation issues, personal grievances, holidays, leave and pay issues.  Mo also provides advice on, and assists clients with statutory compliance, drafting and interpreting employment agreements and policies.

Mo assists clients with mediation and represents clients at the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.

Examples of work include:
  • Successfully assisted two employees secure interim reinstatement at the Employment Court. Wellington Free Ambulance Service Incorporated v Austing [2015] NZEmpC 164.
  • Largely successful defence against proceedings initiated by a Labour Inspector against an employer. Labour Inspector v Tech 5 Recruitment Limited [2016] NZERA Christchurch 51.
  • Assisted a client in the acquisition process of a large corporation including managing holidays and leave liability.
  • Regularly assists employer clients with complex and long-running remuneration related issues, as well as managing difficult HR issues.
  • Assisted a number of employees in negotiating a managed exit.
Mo has a keen interest in dispute resolution and won the local negotiation competition at the University of Waikato in 2011.  
Clients value Mo’s pragmatic, commercially focused, and technically sound advice.



  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Auckland District Law Society
  • Wellington Branch Ethics Committee
  • Wellington Branch Employment Law Committee


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