In 1987, I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the United Kingdom. I practiced various nursing roles there and here in New Zealand. In my nursing career, I had the privilege of working for and with a diverse range of people in challenging situations. It provided me with experience in assessing issues, identifying solutions, implementing plans and producing legal documentation.
After a profound work-related experience, I studied Employment Relations at Massey University in 2002 and applied that knowledge over ten years, working for New Zealand's largest union organisation.
In 2002, I also trained as a Restorative Justice Facilitator and became a member of Restorative Justice Waitakere and Restoractive Practices Aoteoroa. Through Restorative Justice, I am to facilitate workable solutions for people wherever possible and have achieved reinstatement for employees with a single phone call.
Where workable solution cannot be found, I have and continue to represent clients at the Employment Relations Authority, where I maintain a high success rate.
When stressed, I understand that it is hard to make informed decisions but I am accustomed to communicating with people under extreme pressure. I have assessed cases of people accused of murder and rape. I have resolved cases for those on the minimum wage, as well as those in high-paid corporate salaries. I have represented small and corporate employers. And when I represent you, my focus will be on your best outcome, keeping you advised, consulted and updated through every step of the process.
We know that life isn't fair but that doesn't excuse people abusing power. If you have been treated unfairly, I will help you. There is a way through.