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In a surprise move, high profile employment lawyer Susan Hornsby-Geluk has announced she is leaving her partnership with higher profile public lawyer Mai Chen to set up her own employment law firm in Wellington.
ChenPalmer have just opened their Auckland office with Mai Chen making the move north, however it appears a difference in the “Vision” for the firm has lead to the separation of the two lawyers.
Hornsby-Geluk is leaving with Blair Scotland.
The colourfully-attired and stylish Hornsby-Geluk has cut a high profile in legal and public circles with her work in employment law.
Formerly with Kensington Swan, she was a well publicised coup for ChenPalmer with the firm’s expansion into the employment law arena. She has also written extensively on employment law issues for the Dominion Post, as well as handling various significant employment law cases.
A press statement said although the Auckland move for ChenPalmer had gone well and the company continued to recruit lawyers there was a different approach taken by Susan Hornsby-Geluk.