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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.

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New Zealand > Labour and employment

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Kylie DunnRussell McVeagh

Kylie Dunn leads the Auckland-based employment practice at Russell McVeagh where she advises employers on a wide range of industrial issues, restraints of trade, redundancies, personal grievances and professional misconduct. She also advises on health and safety liability, working alongside Malcolm Crotty, who is a go-to defence counsel for employers in health and safety prosecutions. Senior associate Emma Peterson is recommended for personal grievance claims and other litigation, as well as restructuring work and the drafting of employment agreements. Special counsel Mark Campbell in Wellington is also noted for his broad employment practice.