Buddle Findlay

Employment Department

New Zealand
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Overview

Buddle Findlay has a strong employment and health and safety law practice on a national scale.  Our team has a strong reputation both in New Zealand and internationally for being business savvy and for finding commercial and pragmatic solutions for our clients. 

We predominantly advise large corporate employers, in the public and private sphere, on complex employment and industrial relations issues, including workplace investigations and disciplinary processes, complex restructurings, confidentiality and restraint of trade disputes, collective bargaining, employment aspects of corporate transactions and employee benefits/pensions.  We also assist clients with their health and safety compliance,  WorkSafe investigations and enforcement action.

We have excellent working relationships with the Mediation Service, the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, and other employment lawyers.  We also have good working relationships with key stakeholders in the employment relations field, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Council of Trade Unions and Business New Zealand.  These relationships assist our clients to achieve their objectives in a cost-effective and timely way.

Our key strengths include:

  • Strategic and pragmatic advice
  • Capability and strength on a national scale 
  • Full service
  • Our private sector clients
  • Our public sector clients
  • Trusted government advisors. 

Members

Chemis, Peter

Cook, Sherridan

de Joux, Amy

Hedley, Holly

King, Mere

Kynaston, Hamish

Pazin, Andrea

Ridder, Nicola

Rowe, Susan

Sherriff, Alastair

Clients

ANZ New Zealand

Department of Corrections

Kiwibank

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Social Development

New Zealand Police

New Zealand Post Limited

Philips

SKY Network Television

Steel and Tube Holdings Limited

The Walt Disney Company

Toyota

Vodafone New Zealand

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities