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   Sam Houliston

Sam Houliston, Employment Lawyer, Hesketh Henry
SAM HOULISTON
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

T:  + 64 9 375 8762
F:  + 64 9 365 5262
M: + 64 21 608 811
E: sam.houliston@heskethhenry.co.nz

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QUALIFICATIONS:
LLB
BCom (Management Employment Relations)

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Sam Houliston is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team and specialises in Employment Law.
 

Sam graduated with conjoint degrees in law and management/employment relations in 2005 from the University of Auckland. He was admitted to the Bar in February 2006.
 

Sam joined Hesketh Henry in September 2017, having previously worked for Auckland laws firms as an employment, civil and criminal litigator representing clients in courts, the Employment Relations Authority and tribunals. He has also prosecuted health and safety matters for the Department of Labour, and acted as an independent Accident Compensation adjudicator.
 

Sam advises employers and employees on all issues (contentious and non-contentious) arising from the employment relationship including performance management, disciplinary procedures, redundancy and restructuring processes, restraint of trade and non-solicitation issues, personal grievances, employment agreements and policies. He regularly assists clients at mediation and in the Employment Relations Authority, and has appeared in the Employment Court.
 

Examples of recent work:
 

  • Reviewing an international company’s health and safety policies, and advising on implementation in New Zealand
  • Representing a senior employee in respect of a managed exit from a multinational financial services company

  • Providing advice to employers regarding implementation of drug and alcohol testing and implementation of policies
  • Enforcement of restraint of trade covenants following the exit of key employees

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