Office Address

Phone Number

+64 9 977 5163

Email Address

carl.blake@simpsongrierson.com

Firm Website

www.simpsongrierson.com

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Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson

Private Bag 92518

Wellesley Street

Auckland 1141

New Zealand

88 Shortland Street
Auckland
Private Bag 92518
Wellesley Street
Auckland, 1036
New Zealand

Office Locations

Auckland and Wellington

+64 9 358 2222

+64 9 977 5071

+64 9 307 0331

+64 9 977 5083

Personal Background

Carl is a senior associate in Simpson Grierson's Auckland employment law group and works with a number of large organisations on a variety of strategic employment issues. 

Carl provides strategic advice on all aspects of employment law, including:

  • Corporate restructures
  • Sales and purchases of businesses
  • Personal grievances
  • Employment agreements and policies
  • Health and safety
  • Human rights and privacy
  • Accident compensation
  • Collective bargaining

Carl regularly attends mediations on behalf of employers, and has appeared as lead counsel in a variety of litigation before the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and Court of Appeal.

Having previously worked within the Accident Compensation Corporation and the Human Rights Commission, Carl has a great deal of expertise in Accident Compensation Corporation issues affecting employers, and compliance issues with legislation such as the Human Rights Act and the Privacy Act.


Firm Background

Simpson Grierson is one of New Zealand's leading commercial law firms delivering comprehensive advice in every commercial practice area. With more than 420 staff, including 170 lawyers and 47 partners, Simpson Grierson combines leadership, innovation and good business sense to ensure our clients receive the best legal service available today. The fact that Simpson Grierson represents many of New Zealand's leading companies, and has been responsible for some of the most complex and ground-breaking deals in recent years, is testament to the quality of our legal service. Simpson Grierson prides itself on the quality of the work we undertake and most importantly the results we achieve. Key to our success is providing clients with certainty that their law firm has all bases covered every step of the way.


Firm Practice Areas

Banking and Finance; Employment Law; Corporate Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; Property and Infrastructure; Public Sector; Tax

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