Lucia Vincent, Principal (she/her)
Principal Lucia Vincent serves as one of New Zealand's leading employment law specialists selected for the National Employment Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.
Lucia assists business owners, HR advisors and senior executives to resolve employment issues with commercial pragmatism. She represents corporate clients in the Employment Relations Authority and mediation. She also works with Insurers and clients to settle complex and sensitive claims involving several parties, professional bodies, unions, and advisors.
Businesses and professional bodies seek Lucia out for upskilling their members in all areas of employment law, both in house and at conferences and seminars, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Chartered Accountants Association of New Zealand. She is invited to author papers and articles in national conferences and publications for employers and advocates.
You can instruct Lucia (AWI-CH) to conduct independent investigations into bullying and harassment. Leverage her experience to help solve historical holiday pay audits, minimum wage (sleepover) claims, Labour Inspector inquiries, gender equity, privacy, human rights and professional disciplinary issues.
Lucia is well versed in developing robust employment agreements and policy to avoid problems, and resolving restructuring and personal grievances efficiently when issues arise.
Lucia adds to her specialist skill set, her many hats in other leadership roles. Prior to establishing her own employment law firm, she led the employment law team at a well-known Dunedin firm as a Litigation Partner. She currently convenes the Employment Law Committee for the Otago Branch of NZLS, and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee as a Trustee of charitable trust THETA.
Outside of work, Lucia has represented New Zealand in Triathlon in four successive world championships. She most recently podiumed with a silver medal in her age group for Long Distance Triathlon in Pontevedra, Spain.