Senior Solicitor, Wellington

(Scottish Qualified)

Rhona Wallace

Rhona Wallace (1)



Rhona specialises in employment law.  She has experience advising on a range of employment matters including personal grievances, employment agreements, restructuring processes, disciplinary procedures, dismissals, discrimination and ill health management.  Rhona acts for employers in disputes and is experienced in providing specialist employment support on mergers and acquisitions. 

Prior to specialising in employment law, Rhona gained experience in data protection, commercial litigation, business immigration and construction disputes. 

Rhona has also spent time on secondment as an in-house legal adviser at a global investment company and as a part-time secondee providing employment support for a New Zealand university. 

Having practised in the UK where she advised local and global businesses, Rhona brings an international perspective. 

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

Work highlights

Supporting a government department

with creating a resource to support negotiating parties with fair pay agreements

Defending an unjustifiable dismissal claim

brought by a nurse against a healthcare provider

Supporting with a large restructure and employment relations

at a New Zealand university as a part-time secondee

Conducting employment and health and safety due diligence

for the proposed purchase of a New Zealand logistics business with over eight hundred staff

Providing specialist transactional employment support

for the share purchase of a global compliance management company for $47 million

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