Jenni-Maree is a graduate of the University of Auckland, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese.
For close to 25 years, Jenni-Maree has represented businesses and individuals on a wide range of civil and commercial matters, employment, property disputes, estate litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy, and construction disputes including leaky building disputes.
Jenni-Maree was a Member of the Employment Relations Authority from March 2017 until her resignation and return to the bar in September 2020. During her tenure she investigated employment disputes, issued determinations, and assisted parties to resolve their issues through the use of facilitation.
Following Jenni-Maree’s return to private practice, she has continued to provide civil, commercial and employment advocacy, as well as undertaking mediations and workplace investigations. She has also been providing weekly training to the lawyers at the Auckland Community Law Centre to enable greater access to justice.
Jenni-Maree’s extensive experience has equipped her with the skills necessary to assist parties to identify, address, negotiate and to resolve issues in dispute as a lawyer, mediator, facilitator and arbitrator.
Jenni-Maree is accredited as an Associate Member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, she is a Mediator on the Land Resolution Services Panel, and she is an Authorised Farm Debt Mediator under s 46 of the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019.
Awards and Accomplishments
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (University of Auckland)
Former Member of the Employment Relations Authority
Associate Member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ
Accredited Farm Debt Mediator under s 46 of the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019
Mediator on the Land Acquisition Resolution Services Panel
Committee Member on the NZ Bar Association Privacy and Employment Law Committee
Committee Member on the Auckland District Law Society Employment Law Committee