Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor (1)



Jessica specialises in employment, health and safety, privacy and official information, health, litigation and dispute resolution.

Jessica advises on a wide range of employment matters including personal grievances, restructuring and redundancy, investigations, disciplinary processes, performance management, medical incapacity, health and safety and pay equity.

Jessica regularly attends mediation and acts in proceedings in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.  She also regularly assists with health, privacy and official information and human rights matters.

  • Member of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee

Work highlights

Providing advice to various clients

on employment matters including personal grievances, restructuring, disciplinary processes and performance management

Advising various clients

on a complex pay equity claim covering multiple employers

Negotiating, drafting and concluding employment settlements

for employers and employees

Undertaking a one-year secondment

to a large private sector company as Employment Relations Manager

Advising various clients

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

Acting in proceedings

in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and High Court

Alternate contacts

Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington

Hamish specialises in employment relations, litigation, health law, health and safety, and education…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0439
  • M +64 21 279 2147


Peter Chemis

Partner, Wellington

Peter specialises in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7339
  • M +64 27 444 6619


Nicola Cuervo

Special Counsel, Wellington

Nicola specialises in health law, information privacy, managing complaints, employment and industrial relations, and dispute…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7325
  • M +64 21 820 749