Workplace Law is a specialist employment law practice owned and operated by me, Margaret Robins. I have been practising employment law in Auckland for 25 years.
I act for both employers and employees. I have an honours degree in law (LLB (Hons)) and am the Convenor of the Auckland District Law Society’s Employment Law Committee.
I am a frequent speaker at Law Society Employment Law Conferences and am a member of the Employment Law Institute. I enjoy collegial relationships with other employment lawyers and have a reputation for being a tough but fair negotiator.
My "opponents" know I am a competent litigator who is not fazed by threats of litigation.
After qualifying with my law degree in the 1980’s I was a prosecutor for a few years until I joined Haigh Lyon Solicitors. Haigh Lyon had a formidable and long-established reputation in employment law.
In 1992 I became the Litigation Partner of Haigh Lyon and, for the next four years, I managed a team of nine commercial, criminal and employment law solicitors and their support staff.
In 1996 I went out on my own as a Barrister, practising exclusively in the field of employment law.
Over the following ten years I witnessed a major shift in employment law in New Zealand – away from courtroom battles and towards negotiated and mediated outcomes. I wanted my practice of employment law to be one of the first to respond to this modern trend so, in 2000, I left Princes Chambers to start Workplace Law.
My office hours are from 8.30am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday but I am happy to receive calls on my mobile outside those hours for urgent matters. My spacious and sunny office in Epsom is easily accessible from either the city or the suburbs and parking isn’t a problem.