BA / LLB (University of Auckland),
Accredited Mediator (Resolution Institute)
Shima leads our Employment Law and Health and Safety team. She joined the firm in 2008, having previously worked for a specialist employment law firm in Auckland, and as in-house counsel in London advising on employment and industrial relations. Shima was admitted in May 2000.
Shima acts for clients in all aspects of employment law, assisting them with day-to-day issues such as drafting employment agreements and policies, recruitment, dealing with misconduct and performance management. She also advises on restructuring, redundancies and collective bargaining. Shima regularly attends mediation to resolve employment disputes and acts for clients in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court. Shima is an accredited member of the Resolution Institute and is available to conduct mediations in relation to employment and workplace disputes. She also has a keen interest in medico-legal issues.
Shima is experienced in conducting workplace investigations as an independent investigator, and is a member of the Australasian Chapter of the Association of Workplace Investigators.
Shima brings a warm, personal approach and enjoys working with clients to understand their business or personal situation. Shima then helps clients to achieve the best outcome, whether that is a commercially pragmatic solution or by giving strategic, best practice advice.
Areas of Expertise
Human Resources Institute of New Zealand
New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee
Resolution Institute (Accredited Mediator)
Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (Board Chair)