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Catherine Pendleton

Catherine Pendleton

About Catherine Pendleton

About Catherine Pendleton

Catherine is a Principal at Turner Hopkins who specialises in:

  • Employment Law
  • Employer Accreditation for INZ
  • Civil litigation and dispute resolution

Catherine provides advice on options, risks and strategies involved in litigation and dispute resolution, and advises on all aspects of employment law and compliance.

Catherine has a broad background in a range of sectors worldwide.  Before coming to Turner Hopkins Catherine's experience involved:

  • Time as a junior barrister at Bankside Chambers working on a range of civil and commercial litigation cases
  • Senior counsel in a number of lengthy appeals involving immigration, extradition and financial crime laws
  • Litigation lawyer for MBIE (the Labour Inspectorate, Immigration NZ, The Registrar of Immigration Advisers, Building Act determinations)
  • Appearing in a range of Tribunals, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal
  • Managing international projects of the British Red Cross in Africa, Asia and Europe
  • Working in Spain and Central America, in business consultancies, in the superyacht industry and project managing Rotary funding for building schools and medical centres.

Her main areas of practice are:

  • Employment law advice and representation - including drafting contracts, personal grievance disputes, redundancies and restructuring, restraint of trade, independent contractor v employee issues, termination, disciplinary action, workplace policies, business purchase / sale, Labour Inspector notices and investigations, employer investigations into serious misconduct including bullying and sexual harassment mediation, representation in the Employment Relations Authority and early dispute resolution
  • WORKPLUS+ Employer Accreditation - specialist advice to business on all aspects of compliance with employment law required to meet Employer Accreditation criteria
  • Shareholder / employee exit disputes
  • General civil litigation
  • Debt enforcement
  • Franchise disputes and additional employer accreditation criteria
  • High Court Property Law Act proceedings
  • Caveat proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002


In her downtime Catherine has a very active lifestyle, juggling her free time with managing her active daughters' sports pursuits while trying to fit in her and her husband's own love of mountain biking, hiking, tennis and any outdoor adventures.

Get in touch now

+64 021-115-5302
+64 09-486-2168
catheri[email protected]