The Employment Law Institute of New ZealandKate Hellen2019-03-22T15:39:16+12:00
The Employment Law Institute of New Zealand was founded in 1995 to promote and enhance professional standards of employment law advocacy.
The Employment Law Institute of New Zealand, Represents Employment Law Professionals Nationwide
ELINZ was established in November 1995 by a group of like-minded individuals including retired judges, barristers, solicitors, employment law- and industrial relations- consultants, a law lecturer and advocates.
ELINZ is a membership organisation representing employment law professionals nationwide, and whose purpose is to promote and enhance professional standards of employment law advocacy.
Our members consist of Barristers Sole, practising Barristers & Solicitors, enrolled Barristers & Solicitors, Consultants, Advocates, Arbitrators, Mediators and others involved in employment law advice and advocacy. Our members are experienced employment law practitioners who regularly represent clients (employers and employees) before the Employment Court, the Employment Relations Authority or the MBIE’s Mediation Services.
ELINZ members are bound by the ELINZ Code of Conduct and aspire to best practice standards.
ELINZ turned 22 years old in November 2018.
Our Executive Committee
Employment Relations consultants Ltd
Kelly ColeyVice President
Kelly Coley Ltd
Straight Up Employment Law
One of our key goals is to support our members to be healthy, productive and effective employment law practitioners. Naturally this benefits our members but also has flow-on benefits for members of the public who approach our members for assistance in employment relationship matters.
Another of our key goals is to improve the quality of employment law advocacy in NZ by providing support and collegiality, further education and opportunities for networking to our members so that they can provide top quality professional advice and advocacy to members of the public.
Promote access to justice
Many of our members are able to offer flexibility in their fee structures or alternatively, services on legal aid. This means that people who might not previously have been able to access quality legal advice or advocacy now have greater access to justice. .
Our most important goal is to become the regulating body of employment law advocates in New Zealand. As in any industry, there are some cowboys out there, and we work hard to protect the public from these cowboys. We have been working with successive governments towards this for a number of years.