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 Terms & Conditions

The offering and binding of terms:

This website is owned and operated by Mathews Walker Limited. These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors general information about employment law in Aotearoa New Zealand. By accessing or using the website of our service, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.


This page has been prepared to explain our standard Terms of Engagement relating to all additional work we undertake for you on a Consultancy basis. In addition, the document outlines our obligations to you.  


Prior to accepting, if you have any questions or need to have any point more fully explained, please do not hesitate to contact us at  Additionally, we recommend you take independent legal advice before you agree to any contract.  

1. Liability Disclaimer: Information contained on this website

1.1 This website provides general information about common employment issues for guidance purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. It is advised that additional guidance is sought from our team regarding your specific situation.  

1.2 We reserve the right to change the information on our website at any time without notice. 

2. Copyright and Limited Reproduction Notices:

2.1 Nothing in this contract or use of our services grants you any rights in intellectual property which we own or license.

2.2 You may print, download to your hard drive or cloud storage device extracts from our website for your own use, but only if you use the material in a manner consistent with their purpose and adhere to the disclaimer in clause 10.

3. Advocacy

3.1 Where you engage us to undertake work over for you, this is referred to as advocacy work.  This work will involve such things as running a disciplinary process, defending a personal grievance, attending mediation or acting for you in the Employment Relations Authority.  

3.2 If you wish us to undertake this for you we will send you our specific Terms of Engagement that apply to that service and our Authority to Act. 

3.3 Those Terms of Engagement will apply to any advocacy work we do for you, including any current engagement and also to any future engagement, whether or not we send you another copy of them.


4.    Confidentiality

4.1 We will hold in confidence all information concerning you or your affairs that we acquire during the course of acting for you, and will not disclose any of this information to any other person except:

  1. to the extent necessary or desirable to enable us to carry out your instructions; 

  2. for the purposes of recovering any overdue accounts remaining unpaid one month after the date of settlement. 

  3. to the extent required by law.

5. Assignment

5.1 Mathews Walker may assign the Agreement, and any of its rights under the Agreements, in whole or in part, and Mathews Walker may delegate any of its obligations under the Agreements. You may not assign the Agreements, in whole or in part, nor transfer or sub-license your rights under the Agreements to any third party. 

6. Severability, Waiver and Interpretation

6.1 Unless as otherwise stated in the Agreements, should any provision of the Agreements be held invalid or unenforceable for any reason or to any extent, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any manner affect or render invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions of the Agreements, and the application of that provision shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.

6.2 Any failure by Mathews Walker or any third party beneficiary to enforce the Agreements or any provision thereof shall not waive Mathews Walker's or the applicable third party beneficiary’s right to do so. 

7. Complaints and guarantees

7.1 In the first instance, any issues should be raised with our support team via email on We commit to responding within five working days and rectifying the situation wherever possible. 

7.2 It is a condition of sale that the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to any goods or services acquired for business purposes.

7.3 No other warranties either express or implied by law are made with respect to these products.

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