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About Mike Gould
Career to dateMike graduated LLB from Victoria University, Wellington in 1980. After some years of travel and working in the Public Trust Office he joined Gibson Sheat in 1985, becoming a partner in 1987. He has extensive experience in employment law, general commercial law and trusts.
Mike is head of Gibson Sheat's Employment Law team and has specialised in that area of law since 1990. He appears regularly in mediations, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court
A career highlight for Mike was in 2006 when he was counsel in the high profile landmark "Lord of the Rings" employment case in the Supreme Court. It was the first case before that court addressing the issue of whether a worker was a contractor or an employee. Mike successfully argued that the appellant was an employee of Weta Digital, not an independent contractor.
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My approach is, I hope, friendly and jargon free. I attempt to find practical, quick solutions to my clients' issues.