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Russell McVeagh
New Zealand

Work Department

Employment, Health and Safety




Kylie is a partner in Russell McVeagh’s Litigation team, specialising in employment law. She has advocacy experience at all levels of the court system. Kylie’s practice encompasses advice on all aspects of employment relationships with a particular focus on issues that arise with unions, the protection of confidential information, personal grievances (including misconduct and redundancy), and employment issues arising in relation to the sale of a business.

She also advises on issues arising under the Holidays Act, Privacy Act, Human Rights Act, and Health and Safety at Work Act.

Kylie is the National Chair of the firm’s Health and Safety Committee. She was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2003 and joined Russell McVeagh in the same year. She was promoted to partner in 2016.


LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland.

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Labour and employment

(Leading individuals)

Kylie DunnRussell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh offers ‘pragmatic, up-to-date and business-focused employment advice’ on matters pertaining to union-related issues, senior executive departures, health and safety mandates and dealings with the regulator. Primarily based in Auckland, the team is led by Kylie Dunn, who advises employers on a range of industrial matters, including collective bargaining and industrial action, as well as restraints of trade, professional misconduct and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Praised as ‘personable and knowledgeable’, Emma Peterson, who was promoted to partner in July 2021, focuses on personal grievances claims, restructurings and employment issues arising in insolvency scenarios. Wellington-based special counsel Mark Campbell is a further key name to note.