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Simpson Grierson Awards Employment Law Prize

Simpson Grierson Awards Employment Law Prize

Maria Bialostocki is the winner of this year's Simpson Grierson Employment Law Prize.

The prize is awarded annually to the student with the best overall mark in the University of Auckland's employment law classes.

Simpson Grierson partner, Phillipa Muir, presented the $1,500 cheque to Maria at an awards ceremony in Auckland on 21 May. She says: "It's wonderful to recognise talented students like Maria and make a contribution towards their study and future. Every year we are impressed by their extraordinary level of achievement."

Maria is currently working as a Judges' Clerk at the Employment Court while also completing her honours dissertation and professionals. She developed her interest in Employment Law during her studies. She says: "The New Zealand employment law framework is fascinating. It is constantly being tweaked in order to strike the right balance between protecting the rights of employees through minimum legislative standards and respecting the autonomy of parties to enter into contractual relations."

Simpson Grierson has been sponsoring the University of Auckland's Employment Law Prize since 2004.

Simpson Grierson is a full-service law firm providing advice across all areas of commercial law. We have over 330 staff, including 47 partners and more than 180 lawyers in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. We are New Zealand's only member of Lex Mundi and are a co-founder of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council.


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