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Our People

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Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen's team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of Taranaki.

Philip McCarthy
Associate

BCA, LLB - Victoria University Wellington

Contact Details

DDI Phone: + 64 6 759 5322
Email:

Admitted to the bar: August 2004

Philip's 11 years of experience comprises working in litigation teams in both the private and public sector.

Philip specialises in commercial litigation and employment law.  As a former prosecutor at the Department of Labour, he regularly conducted prosecutions in the District Court on behalf of the Department for breaches of Health and Safety legislation.  He has also conducted litigation in a number of other Courts and Tribunals including the Court of Appeal (as junior counsel), High Court, Employment Relations Authority and Human Rights Review Tribunal.

Philip also has experience in advising on immigation matters and appearing in the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.

Philip has particular expertise and knowledge in:

  • Preparation and review of employment agreements
  • Resolving disputes, including representation in the High Court, District Court and Specialist Tribunals
  • Immigration
  • Employing foreign workers
  • Advising on issues relating to health and safety legislation and representation in prosecutions
  • Enforcement of judgments including appearances at examination of judgment debtor hearings

Solicitor - Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
February 2012 - Present

Solicitor - Department of Labour
October 2005 - December 2011

Legal Adviser - The Treasury Solicitor's Department
July 2007 - May 2008

Solicitor - Till Henderson King
August 2004 - October 2005

Adviser Assistant - Macquarie Equities New Zealand Limited
December 2002 - August 2004

Victoria University of Wellington
1999 - 2003
BCA, LLB, Economics, Law

New Minimum Wage Rates (March 2012)

Cloud Computing- eConnect (April 2012)

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