BA, LLB (Hons) Canterbury

Johanna has over 25 years post admission experience working in a large law firm (now known as DLA Piper), and then as a partner in a boutique litigation law firm (Parker & Associates).  Her clients are public and private sector employers and employees.  She is the author of the Privacy, Official Information and Human Rights Act chapters in the legal text The Law of Civil Remedies, published by Brookers.  Johanna is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee (Wellington Branch), the Wellington Women Lawyers' Association and the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI). 

She is a Board Member of Vitae, a nationwide provider of workplace wellness and assistance services.

Johanna undertakes independent investigations for employers into complaints arising in the workplace in relation to a raft of concerns including alleged workplace bullying and harassment.  These are primarily for large public sector agencies. She completed, and passed the exams for the AHI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators in Atlanta, GA and now holds the AWI-CH distinction for investigators.

Johanna has significant experience and expertise in all aspects of employment practise and advocacy, and is an excellent negotiator.  She regularly presents at seminars, conferences and is a recurring presenter at the the Industrial and Employment Relations Summit.  She also provides targeted training for clients.

Phone: +64 4 550 4062
Mobile: +64 27 255 5716