Welcome to Bartlett Law

Your employment law specialists

Meet Penelope

Penelope was admitted to the Bar in 1990 and has extensive experience in employment law in the private and public sectors, in addition to health law including medico-legal work and civil litigation.

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We can help
Whether you have a pressing employment law problem, need some key documents drafted or simply want to explore how your business could benefit from better systems - we can help.


Bartlett Law wants to update all clients following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March 2020 lifting the Covid-19 alert status from Level 2 to Level 3, with a subsequent lift to Level 4 from midnight Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Our office at 111 The Terrace, Wellington will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 24 March 2020 but from that time our staff will all be working from home as directed by government; this means that we will remain available should you require our services. Our staff are well positioned to assist you during this difficult time and will continue to provide you with legal services via telephone or email only (please see below for telephone numbers and email addresses).

Please contact us if you need advice about leave entitlements (eg. sick leave) in relation to coronavirus. We have published a newsletter about coronavirus – see the tab Our Articles – Crystal Ball Mar 2020. We can also advise on health and safety obligations.

This is an unprecedented time for all of us, and we appreciate everyone will be working through similar challenges. Bartlett Law wishes you the best of luck with looking after yourselves, your family and those in your communities.

PENELOPE RYDER-LEWIS - Phone: 021 477297 - prl@btlaw.co.nz

CAROLYN HEATON - Phone: 029 4958908 - carolyn.heaton@btlaw.co.nz

ANDREA SIMPSON-KEENE - Phone: 027 2701818 - andrea@btlaw.co.nz

SUZANNE MACKLEY - Phone: 027 4255021 - info@btlaw.co.nz