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Employers

Managing a business is complex – and managing people even more so, particularly when things don’t go to plan. BuckettLaw has extensive experience advising and representing employers from a range of industries and backgrounds across New Zealand.
Whether you are a small, medium or large business, and if your issue to solve is big or small, BuckettLaw can assist with all of your employment relations requirements.

Employees

Addressing employment issues can be daunting – we get it. BuckettLaw has a proven track record in providing advice and representation in work-related disputes and prides itself on achieving positive outcomes.
BuckettLaw will ensure that you understand the law as it impacts you, so you are fully informed and understand any decisions or actions you make. We use our depth of experience to get the right result for you.

Pre-Eminent Employment Law Firm

As employment law experts, we provide specialist legal advice, support and advocacy for employers and employees nationwide.

Established in 1998, BuckettLaw is a boutique employment law firm, led by leading employment barrister Barbara Buckett.

Providing timely and expert legal advice, our team of employment lawyers are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, whilst also providing an efficient and cost-effective service.
Our dynamic team holds extensive New Zealand and international experience, having provided expert advice to both employees and employers on a wide range of employment issues and disputes, across a variety of sectors.

We value flexibility and our team connects with clients in the office and across different locations across New Zealand via face-to-face, video conferencing, telephone and email. We look forward to hearing from you.

BuckettLaw is...

Experienced

With over 60 years combined experience in our office, we really have seen it all – and then some! We use our individual experience and different areas of expertise across our team to provide you with sound and pragmatic advice.

Dedicated

We are dedicated to all of our clients and we take the time to understand not just the matter at hand, but how this impacts you. We work as a team toward the best possible outcome for your case.

Frank

We tell it like it is – we are frank on the strength of your case and the ability to succeed. We keep you informed every step of the way and take the time to understand what is important to you.

Modern

We are flexible in how we work and where we work – we connect with our clients across New Zealand using a range of technologies in a timely and flexible manner. Wherever you are in the country, we can help.
Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what our clients say...

4.9 (18 reviews)

  • "Thank you to Tori and Barbara for their empathy, expertise and support in assisting me to deal with a stressful employment matter and nerve-wracking mediation. With their help, a mutually agreeable outcome was achieved for all parties."
    Ben Smith
    Ben Smith
  • "Having worked with Barbara and the team at BuckettLaw for nearly 20 years I cannot speak more highly of them. Their professional integrity and experience shows through in everything they provide and support us with. They are not afraid to tell it like it is, simple and direct, which is the best counsel you can ask for. With us based in Auckland and them in Wellington the distance has never been an issue as BuckettLaw is a true partner in our business."
    Chris Chong
    Chris Chong
    ECD & CEO, RedCactus Design
  • "Awesome support from Barbara and her amazing team in a difficult time. If you are in need of Employment law advice you cannot go past BuckettLaw."
    Holly Heather
    Holly Heather
  • "Thank you to Barbara and Daniel - you both made an extremely stressful period in my life go a lot smoother, and managed to bring some closure."
    Jonathan
    Jonathan
  • "Highly recommend Barbara, Matt & Tori...dream team to assist in any employment conflict/mediation. BuckettLaw are professional, empathetic and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Keep it up team, a huge thanks from my family and I!"
    Lisa Kay
    Lisa Kay
    Owner, Tora Bay Wines
  • "I felt BuckettLaw to be most helpful, professional and understanding to my needs and concerns. They made me feel that I wasn't alone in my fight against a major corporation. I would definitely recommend their services to others."
    Maisie Lawrence
    Maisie Lawrence
  • "Thank you very much for helping me and saving me from what could have been a very ugly outcome. Keep up the great work. Kind regards"
    Caitlin Talbot
    Caitlin Talbot
  • "Barbara Buckett is a brilliant woman and lawyer. I hold her in high regard and can't thank her enough for her steadfast commitment to the cause."
    Millie Hanson
    Millie Hanson
  • "Barbara and Matt were thoroughly professional and committed to achieving the best outcome possible in what I appreciated were challenging circumstances. Without their support and encouragement I would have not survived the process."
    Alfie Rowley
    Alfie Rowley
  • "Thank you so much for your support, emotionally and also mentally. I am so grateful to both Barbara and Matt and also the entire team at Bucketlaw for being the best and being my support during the period of the process from beginning through to the end."
    Evie Watson
    Evie Watson
  • "From the first meeting with Buckett Law I felt a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Barbara is awesome, she's a straight shooter, professional, perceptive and knows her stuff inside out. But it doesn't stop there, Barbara as well as her team are awesome, (thanks Matt) I very much appreciated the hard work and communications from all. At a difficult time in my life Buckett Law exceeded my expectations."
    Charlotte Kent
    Charlotte Kent
  • "I would highly recommend Barbara and her team to anyone who needs the services they offer. They're friendly, knowledgeable and keep you informed throughout the whole process."
    Chris Brown
    Chris Brown
  • "Continue the good work ethics and I am one satisfied client. I appreciate all of the employees most especially to Daniel for looking after me during the course of my case! Have a happy Christmas and New Year!"
    Henry Harvey
    Henry Harvey
  • "Sincere thanks to Barbara, Matt and Tori for their invaluable knowledge, support and expertise during a stressful three months. I would definitely recommend this team for any difficult employment related matters. It is so important to seek professional help to get through to mediation and a successful resolution."
    Beverley Macris
    Beverley Macris
  • "I can not thank the staff at BuckettLaw enough for the help they have given me in resolving a workplace situation involving collusion and improper processes with the intent to unjustifiably dismiss. At initial contact, they were both professional and caring which was not easy as I was highly emotionally distressed. Once I engaged with them they were with me every step of the way giving solid advice and the courage to keep fighting for what I believed was right. I found them approachable and always available to talk things through. I also do not doubt that without their help and excellent knowledge of employment law I would not have been able to achieve such a successful outcome."
    Manuka Sticks
    Manuka Sticks
  • "I was advised by a friend to contact Barbara Buckett after an unexpected employment issue, and I have been impressed from the outset at the level of care that I have received from all of the team. From beginning to end, my contact with the office has been supportive and professional. I also had the pleasure of seeing Barbara "earn her money" and I can quite happily affirm that it was money well spent. For anyone needing an experienced and personable service, I would highly recommend without hesitation, BuckettLaw."
    Kara Turfrey
    Kara Turfrey

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