Ashleigh Bennett Senior Solicitor

Ashleigh works as a senior solicitor in the employment and relationship property teams. She provides advice to our business clients on a wide range of employment and health and safety matters, including organisational restructuring, disciplinary issues, and performance management. 

Ashleigh has assisted a number of our clients with understanding their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and is able to provide practical advice on meeting these obligations. She also assists our personal clients with relationship property matters, including contracting out agreements and relationship property settlement negotiations.

Outside of work, Ashleigh is passionate about all things food, animal and exercise related. Living locally, she enjoys the North Shore lifestyle, regularly walking Takapuna Beach with her dog, enjoying Takapuna's many cafes and restaurants, and spending time with her family.


Ashleigh's areas of expertise

  • Employment advice
  • Employment agreements/independent contractor agreements
  • Disciplinary and performance management processes
  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Collective bargaining
  • Personal grievances 
  • Health and safety advice and investigations
  • Employment policies, codes of conduct and handbooks
  • Relationship property advice  
  • Contracting out agreements
  • Relationship property negotiations/settlement
  • Family court proceedings relationship property advice
  • Negotiating relationship property settlements


LLB(Hons) Victoria University of Wellington 2014

BA (Political Science) Victoria University of Wellington 2014


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 

New Zealand Law Society

NZ Law

The New Takapuna

Financial Services Federation HR Working Group