Partner, Alan Knowsley, was elected President of the Employment Law Institute at its recent 2009 AGM.  Alan has been a member of the Institute Board for many years and was previously Vice President for several years.  Alan advises many organisations and individuals on their employment rights and obligations to ensure they know where they stand and what their options are.  The Employment Law Institutde includes lawyers and advocates working in the employment field and is supported in its functions and activities by a Board of members from Auckland, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Wellington and Christchurch.  New members are welcome and can contact the Institute via Alan at