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Bell Gully

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Tim Clarke

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Bell Gully

Work Department

Employment, Health & Safety, Litigation.


Employment, Health and safety, Litigation and dispute resolution, Privacy and data protection, Corporate governance and advisory, Cyber security


Tim provides expert advice on all aspects of employment law including disciplinary and personal grievance hearings, restraints of trade and the protection of goodwill and confidential information, restructuring and redundancy proposals, exit packages, employment law implications arising on the sale or transfer of all or part of a business, all aspects of relationships between employers and unions, and Privacy Act and Human Rights Act issues.

An experienced health and safety lawyer, Tim advises clients on creating and maintaining a safe workplace, including systems, policies and procedures that ensure compliance and minimise risk, through to managing health and safety investigations and prosecutions.

Tim is also a sought after advisor in the growing area of privacy law.

Tim has worked in Hong Kong with Baker & McKenzie and in the British Virgin Islands with Harney Westwood & Riegels. He has also worked at other leading law firms in New Zealand. Admitted: 1994 New Zealand, 1999 Hong Kong SAR, 2000 England and Wales, 2001 British Virgin Islands, 2002 Anguilla. International Career: Baker & Mckenzie, Hong Kong (1997-2000), Harney Westwood & Riegels, British Virgin Islands (2001-2004).


LLB(Hons), BSc, University of Auckland Admitted 1994, New Zealand 1999, Hong Kong SAR 2000, England and Wales (non-practising) 2001, British Virgin Islands 2002, Anguilla

New Zealand

Labour and employment

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Clarke - Bell Gully

Within: Labour and employment

For one client, Bell Gully is 'the best by a long way - it has a great team and offers pragmatic advice'. The employment practice, which has close ties with international firms including Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, supports clients in large M&A transactions, as well as handling standalone employment work including Holiday Act matters. Rob Towner in Auckland leads the team and clients describe him as 'exceptional - commercial and pragmatic'. Towner, key partner Tim Clarke and senior associate Liz Coats recently acted for Lyttelton Port Company, which operates one of the country’s major ports, in litigation arising from collective bargaining with the Maritime Union and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. Senior associate Rosemary Wooders, who joined the Auckland office from Macfarlanes LLP in London, has extensive experience in both advisory and contentious matters, including collective bargaining and restraints of trade. Wellington-based partner Rachael Brown is a leading light in the market and recently advised New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing on health and safety issues.

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