Director - LLB, LLM(Hons) | Team Leader
David is a director of WRMK Lawyers and believes that maintaining strong client relationships is very important. David has been involved in the law since 1986 and holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from Auckland University and a Bachelor of Laws from Waikato University. David is a trained and accomplished mediator and accepts appointments as mediator throughout Northland.
David works in our dispute resolution team dealing with a wide range of commercial and civil issues, he also leads the WRMK employment law team. David responds to the needs of a wide range of clients and whether the legal work is done by him or one of the other competent lawyers or Legal Executives at WRMK he will personally ensure that the client’s objectives are achieved and the relationship is maintained.
David has a particular legal interest in employment, construction, maritime, commercial law and general civil litigation. David has a refined ability to resolve his clients’ legal problems and invites you to contact him.
Outside of work David is the Chairperson of the Parua Bay School Board of Trustees, member of the Whangarei Sunrise Rotary Club and plays rugby for the Manaia Misfits Golden Oldies.
Contact David Grindle
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David Grindle's Specialist Services
Disputes come in lots of different forms so you need different tools to sort them out. Sometimes you can’t avoid going to court. Sometimes you can get a better result with mediation or arbitration.
Employment relationships can be good – we know because we’ve been NZ’s legal employer of choice.
David Grindle's Blog Posts
Employment Investigations - Getting it right!
June 22, 2017
An employer dealing with an employee’s misconduct has a challenge ahead of them. We understand the minefield of legal problems that an under resourced employer has to negotiate if they are going to successfully conclude an employment investigation without falling foul of the procedural rules that abound.
The Case for Mediation
July 18, 2012
Restricted Building Work and the Licensed Building Practitioner’s Regime
February 16, 2012
From 1 March 2012, sweeping changes to the Building Act and its building regulations come into effect.
Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 – Duties of Employers
April 19, 2011
The Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 is fundamental to the wellbeing of New Zealanders. It allocates responsibilities for safety and health in the workplace and in doing so affects most people. Employers, the self-employed, employees, contractors, principals or people in control of buildings, equipment or materials, are all governed by the Act.
Refresher: Payment Claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2002
March 21, 2011
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the Act) came into force on 1 April 2003. Its purpose is to provide a process for deciding what payments have to be made under a construction contract and when they are due. Typically, when you contract a builder or tradesmen to do work on your house then you have to comply with some sections of the Act.
The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
November 08, 2010
The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (the Act) creates a duty for principals to parties contracting for services in industries such as construction, agriculture and forestry.
Be careful offering services or advice to a friend or family member
September 13, 2010
Have you ever been in a situation where, out of the goodness of your heart, you have offered advice or a service to a friend or family member? Have you ever considered that under the law of agency you could be legally liable for any shortcomings in what you provide?