Kirsty McDonald


My focus is providing strategic and pragmatic advice to a broad range of clients in New Zealand.  

My expertise includes disciplinary and performance matters, restructuring, personal grievances, industrial relations, restraints of trade, protection of confidential information, workplace investigations and the employment aspects arising from commercial transactions. Sectors I am involved in advising include education, manufacturing, construction, forestry, distribution, transportation, professional services and IT.

I am also heavily involved in the health and safety space regularly acting for clients facing prosecution.

I am an experienced advocate, having represented clients in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and the District Court.

I am a member of the New Zealand Law Society and Auckland District Law Society.