Gerardus Elwell

Senior Associate

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Practice Area

  • Employment

Gerardus (Gerard) is a Senior Associate with specialist expertise in New Zealand Employment law. He is based in Auckland and has considerable experience representing employers and employees. Gerard also has significant experience across all aspects of employment law and has previously worked for top tier law firms as well as boutique employment law practices.

At Legal Vision, Gerard specialises in employment law. He advises clients on employment agreements, independent contractor arrangements, workplace policies and procedures, Covid-19 employment issues, business restructuring, personal grievances and settlement negotiations.

Gerard also assists clients with disciplinary investigation processes and dispute resolution (litigation) providing high-quality representation at mediation, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. Gerard utilises his background in business management and legal practice to bring a pragmatic and solutions-focused approach to dispute resolution.

In his spare time, Gerard enjoys the beach, open-water swimming and exercising his greyhound.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Auckland University of Technology, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Master of Arts (Hons), University of Auckland.

Professional memberships: Auckland District Law Society, New Zealand Law Society.



Providing guidance to employers with their employment law needs.



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Our Awards

  • 2019 Top 25 Startups - LinkedIn
  • 2020 Innovation Award 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice Award 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2020 Financial Times Award 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year Award 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2022 Law Firm of the Year Winner 2022 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards