Karen is an experienced employment lawyer who focuses on litigation work.


Karen Radich has been a Barrister since 2012.  Prior to that she was a Partner in the employment team at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts for nine years.

As well as her law degree, Karen has a BA in Political Science and two Master’s degrees: a Master of Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) and a Master of Laws (LLM) with First Class Honours.

Karen is Convenor of the New Zealand Law Society’s National Employment Law Committe and a former Vice-President of the Employment Law Institute of New Zealand.  She also spent 5 years on an NZLS standards committee.  She is the author of Employment Mediation (2013).

Karen primarily acts for clients in litigation matters, at all levels within the employment jurisdiction: from mediation to the Court of Appeal.


Degrees: LLB, BA (POLS), MBS (Dispute Resolution), LLM (First Class Honours)
Admission to High Court: 1994


Email: karen.radich@cliftonchambers.co.nz
Phone: 021688646
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