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Anthony Harper
New Zealand

Work Department



Partner, Health and Safety


Grant has over 25 years legal experience and is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s finest health and safety lawyers, being sought out to assist in many of the highest profile workplace incident investigations in New Zealand. Grant is regularly instructed by public sector organisations and private businesses to advise on health and safety leadership, risk management, and compliance, and he also assists those clients and insurance companies and their insureds on incident investigations and dealings with WorkSafe New Zealand, the Police, and (in fatality cases) the Coroner.

Grant is the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management Inc., and a member of the New Zealand Safety Council, the Australian Institute of Safety and Health and the United Kingdom’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.


Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management Inc., Member of the Australian Institute of safety and Health, Member UK Institute of occupational Safety and Health


LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Labour and employment

Praised for its ‘depth of experience and outstanding interpersonal skills’, Anthony Harper is noted for its capability in health and safety matters, as well as employment law work, and has demonstrable experience across the agriculture, food and beverage, transport, retirement villages and tourism sectors. In the firm’s Auckland office, Grant Nicholson leads on high-profile workplace incident investigations in New Zealand and frequently assists clients in dealings with the police and regulators, including WorkSafe. Nicholson jointly leads the practice alongside Kathryn McKinney, whose ‘in-depth knowledge of employment law is exceptional’, advising on employment disputes, industrial relations issues and compliance matters. The Auckland office is also home to senior associate Olivia Walsh, while Anne Wilson joined the firm’s Christchurch team in November 2021 from Chapman Tripp.