Rachel Webster, Lawyer


Commercial + Employment Lawyer

Profile RW.jpg

Your trusted legal partner

I am passionate about helping my clients to resolve legal issues in a practical, quick and cost-effective manner. My extensive commercial and employment law experience predominately gained from in-house legal counsel work for large New Zealand companies (see About for detail) means I understand not only the need for practical and strategic solutions, but also transparency of cost. I bring exceptional client care to every matter and customise my support to your individual needs and concerns.

I know that finding the right lawyer to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly (and can be a daunting experience!). That’s why I offer a free no-obligation consultation to walk you through your needs, goals and budget. Please get in touch to enquire whether my services are right for you.




employment advice & representation

I can provide you with advice and representation on all employment related matters, including:

  • Employment investigations

  • Personal grievances

  • Dispute resolution

  • Representation at mediation, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court

  • Employment agreements and policies

  • Health & safety matters

advice on a broad range of commercial matters

From my extensive in-house experience I have advised on a large range of commercial matters, including:

  • Contracts

  • Procurement/supply

  • Civil disputes (including debt enforcement)

  • Intellectual property

  • Construction

  • Property

  • Independent contractor matters

  • Securities


A significantly different approach to the provision of legal services. You can now have your business legally supported by an experienced commercial and employment lawyer for a fixed monthly cost. Imagine being able to pick up the phone or send an email to your lawyer to ask your legal questions or being able to send your lawyer one of your supplier contracts for review before you sign - without having to worry about what it might cost you. Phone/email queries and contract reviews are all included in your monthly subscription. Mitigate legal risk to your business by implementing a great value subscription for legal services - a responsive, strategic and experienced commercial and employment lawyer available to your business whenever you need.

virtual in-house legal counsel

I have extensive experience in senior in-house legal counsel positions for large New Zealand companies. I offer a virtual in-house legal counsel service for clients that need more extensive ongoing legal support than a monthly subscription can provide, but are not ready to employ a full time in-house lawyer. This relationship gives me the ability to work closely with your business to ensure it has the right legal advice at the right time. I become more than just a lawyer, I become your trusted legal partner focused on providing business-centric legal advice to your business.

overflow support to other lawyers/legal teams

I support other law practices and in-house legal teams when they have too much work to handle in-house. Contact me for a discussion about how this service can support your practice/legal team.


Let's talk.

Use the form below to contact me - or feel free to email me or give me a call.

Name *