Workplace reviews and investigations masterclass (CPD 1.0 hr)

4:30pm Tuesday, 24 May 2022
5:30pm Tuesday, 24 May 2022
CPD Training
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New Zealand

Experienced workplace investigators, Anne Toohey and Andrew Scott-Howman will outline best practice guidelines around conducting large scale investigations as independent barristers. The webinar will introduce the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) training and associated Code of Ethics. The session will be chaired by Rachel Burt (also an experienced investigator) and there will be time for questions at the end.

Learning objectives from this presentation may include 

  • Best practice guidelines
  • Application of legal professional privilege
  • Privacy considerations
  • Working with the terms of reference - what to look for
  • Key interviewing techniques
  • Testing the evidence
  • Drafting the report; and
  • Technical issues

Our presenters:


Andrew Scott-Howden

Andrew Scott-Howman is a Wellington based barrister specialising in workplace investigations.

Andrew came to the bar in 2012.  Prior to that he was a partner at Bell Gully and at the Crown Solicitor’s Office in Wellington.

In 2016 Andrew graduated from the Association of Workplace Investigator's Training Institute and is a member of that specialist interest organisation. In the same year, he co-authored the Thomson Reuter’s publication, “Workplace Bullying”, contributing an overview of the law relating to investigations in New Zealand.

Andrew has wide experience as an investigator in employment matters. Chambers Asia Pacific lists Andrew as a Band 1 Leading Individual and records his clients’ endorsement as “the best at what he does in the country”.


Anne Toohey

Anne is a barrister at Canterbury Chambers in Christchurch and has a general practice in civil, employment and criminal litigation. Prior to joining the independent bar in 2014, she worked from admission in 1996 as a civil and criminal litigator in Wellington and Christchurch. She was a Crown prosecutor and Crown counsel. Anne completed her AWI training in Whistler in 2018, and has conducted a range of workplace and regulatory investigations. 

Anne is currently a senior counsel assisting the Royal Commission for Abuse in Care, leading the investigation into state residences. She is a panel prosecutor for the Serious Fraud Office, conducts criminal appeals, is appointed as a counsel assisting in coronial, civil and criminal matters.


Rachel Burt

Rachel Burt is an employment and human rights barrister who has over 20 years specialist experience, including ten years at Dentons Kensington Swan. Rachel is an experienced and AWI qualified workplace investigator who has acted for numerous state sector and private organisations conducting investigations and cultural reviews over the past five years. Rachel also acts as an independent facilitator and mediator in employment disputes and provides advocacy and advice on behalf of clients regarding all matters related to employment law. Rachel is based in Wellington and works throughout New Zealand.

This webinar is free to members of the NZBA.   Register using your NZBA email login to get the member price of $0.

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Non member group pricing is available for this webinar at the rates outlined below.  Please email us with numbers and email addresses for all attendees, and we will arrange access for your group.

GST inclusive group pricing is as follows:

  • 3-4 attendees - $250.00 
  • 5-9 attendees - $350.00
  • 10-15 attendees - $450.00
  • 16-30 attendees - $600.00
  • 31-50 attendees - $800.00
  • 51-80 attendees - $1000.00
  • 81 plus attendees - price available on request

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