Team

We are a dedicated, experienced team. Click on the names of our staff below to learn more about their roles, background, and areas of expertise.

Jeff Goldstein LLB BA

Jeff is a highly experienced specialist legal practitioner whose career spans more than 35 years.  His experience includes being a partner in a successful Sydney-based litigation practice and being a member of the Employment Tribunal where he adjudicated on employment law cases.  After leaving the Tribunal Jeff was a specialist employment law barrister for approximately 10 years before he was instrumental in forming the Goldstein Ryder partnership. Jeff has an impressive record of success before both the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court.

He has undertaken innumerable disciplinary investigations, redundancies and restructurings, mediations, and collective bargaining negotiations.  Jeff is committed to using his finely honed advocacy skills, in-depth legal knowledge, and extensive experience to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Jeff is a member of the Canterbury Westland branch of the Law Society and the New Zealand Law Society.

Linda Ryder LLB BA

Linda has practised law in Christchurch since she was admitted to the bar in September 1993.  She has extensive experience assisting both employees and employers to successfully manage their way through difficult employment issues.  Linda has practised exclusively in the employment law field since 2003.

Linda has assisted clients in all areas of employment law practice, including personal grievance claims, conducting disciplinary investigations, redundancy/restructuring proposals, drafting employment agreements (including both individual and multi-employer collective agreements), collective bargaining, and human rights claims.  She has represented clients at mediation, the Employment Relations Authority, and the Employment Court.

Linda brings an objective, pragmatic, problem solving approach to her work.

Linda is a member of the Canterbury Westland branch of the Law Society and the New Zealand Law Society.

Deborah Hendry LLB BA

Deborah joined Goldstein Ryder in January 2017. She holds a degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English and French. She graduated from the University of Canterbury in April 2017 and was admitted to the bar in July 2017.

 

Deborah will be assisting Linda Ryder and Jeff Goldstein to continue to provide clients with excellent service across all aspects of employment law.

Rachelle Crequer

Rachelle Crequer

Rachelle joined Goldstein Ryder in August 2016 as a Case Manager.

 

Rachelle is responsible for the daily management of client files, including providing support to Linda and Jeff. Rachelle studied Law and Arts at Canterbury University while working for the NZ Police. Rachelle uses the skills she has developed while working for the Police to maintain positive relationships with other parties, government departments and deal with matters in strict confidence. 


L1, 4 Leslie Hills Drive, Riccarton
PO Box 8814, Christchurch 8440
Phone: 03 343 4419 | Fax: 03 348 0957
Skype: goldstein.ryder

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