Tanya Kennedy – Principal

Professional Expertise
Providing strategic advice and representation for corporate, public sector, unions and individuals in the full range of employment law issues including collective bargaining, industrial disputes, strikes and lockouts, restructuring, personal grievances and disputes.

Qualifications
BA LLB (Victoria, 1995)

Admitted
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1996 Barrister and Solicitor of England and Wales, 2001

Background
Tanya joined the firm as a Senior Solicitor in November 2006, and has specialised in employment law (including in the public law and education context) since her admission as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1996. Previously, Tanya’s experience has included work in private practice and as in-house Counsel for public sector and education unions and for local government and the Ministry of Education. She has worked in London and Glasgow where she developed a specialism in the area of discrimination and employment issues arising on mergers and acquisitions. She returned to New Zealand after working as an Associate in employment law in the Employment, Pensions and Incentives Team of Dundas & Wilson (one of Scotland’s largest law firms).

Tanya has acted as Counsel in the Employment Relations Authority (previously the Employment Tribunal), the Employment Court, and as Junior Counsel in the Court of Appeal. She has also delivered numerous training seminars for a wide range of clients.