Employment law and industrial relations


Our employment specialists are highly experienced across the full range of employment relations and labour law.

We understand how important it is for clients to get timely, cost-effective and pragmatic advice in this often complicated area of the law. With a partner-led approach, we work closely with our clients needing HR support, advice and documentation. We often identify steps you can take to avoid problems in the first place.
Jackson Russell offers expertise in complex litigation and this extends to employment related claims. We appear in employment litigation before the Employment Relations Authority and equivalent tribunals, and in the Employment and High Court. We have a highly successful track record in resolving personal grievances and claims arising out of an employment relationship through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.
We work closely with our property, business law, insolvency and dispute resolution teams as required to ensure that we add value to your planning and business decision-making. We can make sure your legal requirements are met by giving you strategic and practical advice from leading practitioners who are specialists in their fields. 
Our clients include individuals, privately-held and family-owned businesses, through to medium and large corporates.
Our expertise
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Client testimonials
"Having to engage the services of a lawyer can be a very stressful time, so I am grateful to have had Glenn Finnigan from Jackson Russell Lawyers recommended to us from a friend. I was quickly comforted by Glenn’s expertise and experience. From our first appointment Glenn confidently put our stress at ease with his clear communication and compassion which was above and beyond our expectations. Thanks Glenn we will be using your services again when required."

L. Tucker 
"Glenn has done us sterling service in the matter now just completed – and my fellow Directors and I are very pleased with this and the way it was executed against some good competition. Thank you to Glenn for the service rendered.”
Tim Warren
Constructing Excellence NZ Ltd

"Glenn and his team are an invaluable resource for SAFE in helping us through the many and varied issues that we come across in our sector. Glenn is a smart lawyer who knows our business and is able to quickly grasp the issues, explain the law in plain English and help us get pragmatic and successful outcomes.
I highly recommend him and his team to anyone needing help with their HR and employment law issues."

Jacqui Dillon
CEO, SAFE Network Inc

 "I would like to thank Glenn Finnigan for his support and efficiency in dealing with my case. He understood my situation and ensured the overall outcome was what I would be happy with. His professionalism was amazing and his ability to resolve my situation in the quick manner he did meant I could get back on track and put an unfortunate situation behind me. I am grateful, and very appreciative - my expectations were definitely exceeded. I would highly recommend Glenn and Jackson Russell to anyone needing employment advice. Thanks again Glenn for everything."
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Key contacts
Glenn Key Contact
Glenn Finnigan
Employment Law

Level 13, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849


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