Lauren Davis

Law Clerk
DDI
09 486 7964
Bio

Having spent the last five years at Victoria University of Wellington, Lauren returns to her home on the North Shore and to Schnauer and Co where she previously worked as a summer clerk.

Lauren’s passion for social justice and advocacy drives her work as a new lawyer. She volunteered at the Wellington Community Law Centre for the duration of her conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees, driven by an interest in the law’s impact on people’s lives.

When she’s not helping others at Schnauer and Co, you can find Lauren hiking, playing the guitar, or spending time on the water.

 

Qualifications

Conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (French, History)

  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Welfare guardian applications (PPPR)
  • Property manager applications (PPPR) 
  • Wills

Assisting the family law team in:

  • Pre-nuptial and relationship agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Divorce/dissolution of marriage
  • Advising on all aspects of separation, divorce and property settlements
  • Domestic violence
  • Care of children arrangements
  • Child support
  • Adoption
  • Change of sex/gender
  • Surrogacy
  • Family law litigation
  • Estate administration including applications for probate, letters of administration and insolvent estates

Employees

  • Wrongful terminations (being sacked or fired)
  • Advice on disciplinary meetings
  • Forced resignations from work (constructive dismissal) 
  • Wrongful written warning
  • Personal grievances
  • Redundancy issues
  • Wanting to know their rights as an employee
  • Workplace bullying or harassment

Employers

  • Advising on terminations of an employee
  • Redundancies and restructuring
  • Employment agreements
  • Conducting disciplinary meetings
  • Advice on restoring harmony within the workplace
  • Defending personal grievance actions
  • Private negotiations in relation to employment problems
  • Representation at Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) mediations
  • Representation at Employment Relations Authority investigative meetings