Senior Associate, Wellington

Emma von Veh

Emma Von Veh (1)


Emma specialises in employment, health, and privacy law.

Emma has a wide range of employment experience, including advising on personal grievances, dismissals, redundancy, bullying, harassment and stress, health and safety, discrimination and privacy.

Her health expertise includes advising on treatment and consent issues, health information privacy, assisted reproductive technology, research ethics, Health and Disability Commissioner investigations, and professional disciplinary matters.

More broadly, Emma often advises clients on their statutory, public law and contractual obligations, including in relation to human rights, conflicts of interest, governance and official information. 

Emma also has in-house experience, having worked in the legal teams at the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner. 

  • LLM - University of Melbourne

Work highlights

Advising District Health Boards

on a broad range of issues including in relation to treatment and consent, Health and Disability Commissioner investigations, mental health, and employment

Advising various clients

on the management of privacy and official information requests, complaints and potential breaches

Advising various clients

on their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act, and in relation to WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions

Training clients

in relation to treatment and consent issues, information privacy, and health and safety

Advising clients

on the drafting and development of new health legislation

Advising public sector clients

on conflicts of interest

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