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Andrew Schirnack

Andrew Schirnack, Partner

Andrew has experience over a broad range of employment law issues. He acts for clients in employment-related disputes at all levels, from mediation to Court of Appeal level. He also acts in an advisory capacity for clients across a range of sectors, including aged-care and power distribution, providing guidance on bargaining strategies, Privacy Act and Official Information Act requests, interactions with the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, compliance with Health and Safety in Employment Act obligations, and workforce transfers.

In addition to his local experience, Andrew has provided advice to clients across the spectrum of United Kingdom employment law while working for a leading international law firm in London.

Andrew has a particular interest in advising on restructuring and outsourcing programmes, employment issues arising from KiwiSaver legislation, and collective bargaining.

Andrew is a regular speaker at conferences on employment law issues, and is recommended by clients in The Legal 500 2014, 2015 and 2016 and a leading individual in Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and Doyles Guide 2016.


University of Auckland, LLB (Hons), BA


Partner, LangtonHudsonButcher, Lawyers, 2010 - present
Senior Associate, LangtonHudsonButcher, Lawyers, 2008 - 2010
Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh, 2007 - 2008
Associate, SJ Berwin LLP, London, 2004 - 2006
Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh 2001 - 2004
Solicitor, Chapman Tripp, 1999 - 2001


DDI +64 9 916 2598

Email aschirnack@lhb.co.nz

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