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Laura Scampion

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Employment


Laura specialises in employment and health and safety law. She has experience working for a boutique commercial firm in London and the headquarters of the world's largest global professional services firm. Whilst there she advised FTSE 100 clients alongside human resources and tax consultants as part of an international HR network of lawyers advising on employment, pensions and immigration. Laura has experience in appearing before various courts and tribunals in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and regularly represents clients in mediation. She has a wide range of experience in New Zealand and in the UK. For further information, please view:


Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1999; Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2004


New Zealand Law Society; Law Society of England and Wales


LLB, University of Auckland, 1998; BA, University of Auckland, 1998

New Zealand

Labour and employment

Within: Leading individuals

Laura Scampion - DLA Piper New Zealand

Within: Labour and employment

DLA Piper New Zealand provides 'excellent service, good response times, very strong industry knowledge and practical advice'. The firm frequently handles the employment aspects of strategic cross-border corporate transactions, as well as advising on annuities, data protection, and health and safety matters. Auckland-based practice head Laura Scampion is 'a trusted adviser' and has more than 20 years’ experience in domestic and international matters. She recently acted for Visa in its acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group, which included employment due diligence, consultancy arrangements, data protection and pensions advice. John Hannan counts software company Finzsoft, Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Rheem among his clients. For CSG Konica Minolta, he handled all employment aspects of its corporate reorganisation. Litigator Sean O’Sullivan left to join Wotton + Kearney. Senior associate Melissa Johnston is also recommended.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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