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EMA Northern legal team changes

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The Employers & Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA) has made four appointments or promotions.

Charlotte Hatlauf is the new Assistant General Counsel, and Head of EMA Legal.  Charlotte gained experience as a litigator in corporate firms, including employment and health and safety teams, before becoming a senior internal legal advisor.

Matthew Dearing has been promoted to senior solicitor, EMA Legal (Auckland). Since joining EMA Legal in 2011, Matt has been advising on a wide range of matters including collective bargaining, exiting employees and in particular senior executives, advising on performance management programmes, and managing claims under the sleepover legislation following the Idea Service case.

Persia Templeton has also been promoted to senior solicitor, EMA Legal (Auckland). Persia has practised in a broad range of legal areas including employment law, intellectual property, defamation, commercial and contract law. She provides advice on a broad spectrum of employment issues, including dispute resolution, reviewing and drafting employment agreements and in-house policy documents.

Alexandria Till has been appointed senior solicitor, EMA Legal (Waikato). Based in the EMA Hamilton office, Alexandria joined EMA in 2015. Before that, she worked in the commercial litigation team of a multi-national law firm on a wide range of matters including employment law, construction, and real estate disputes.