Wellington's Employment Lawyers, Delivering Robust Advice & Excellent Results.

Providing specialist legal advice and advocacy for employers and employees throughout New Zealand since 1998.

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5/5 Stars (23 reviews)

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Wherever You Are Located, With BuckettLaw, You Are in Good Hands.


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 providing legal representation for employers from a range of industries and backgrounds across New Zealand.
Whether you are a small, medium or large business, your issue is big or small; BuckettLaw can support you with all of your employment relations requirements.


Resolving employment disputes 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 guarantee that you understand the laws that impact 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.

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Top Rated Firm Since 1998, Supporting Employers & Employees Across Aotearoa.

As recognized legal experts, we provide specialist advice, support, and advocacy services to employers and employees throughout New Zealand

BuckettLaw is a Wellington-based law firm, founded in 1998 and led by top employment barrister Barbara Buckett. Since then, we have grown to become one of Wellington's highly regarded law firms.

We pride ourselves on providing timely and expert legal advice. Our team of experienced lawyers are committed to achieving the best dispute resolution outcomes for our clients. While providing an efficient and cost-effective service.

Our highly skilled team have an extensive knowledge of New Zealand employment law and are experts in resolving a wide range of employment issues and disputes. We've advised employees and employers in a variety of industries and sectors, so we know how to get the best results for our clients.

We value flexibility; our team connects with clients in our office, at different locations across New Zealand, via video conferencing, telephone, and email. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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.


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.


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.


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 New Zealand or overseas, we can help.


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

5/5 Stars (23 reviews)

  • "Really nice to work with a small team. Matt was supportive, professional, approachable, and prompt and patient when responding to my queries. He gave sound advice and helped me achieve the best outcome from the situation. Would highly recommend."
    Angela Seaton
  • "I appointed Buckett Law to represent me 2020-2021, and the professional, compassionate guidance and advice received from the Buckett Law Team was much valued and appreciated. On a personal note, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Matt Belesky whose confidence and knowledge of Employment law gave me the support I needed. Matt guided me through the process of the mediation and also worked impressively towards a settlement. I would use Buckett Law again!!."
    Brent Ingram
  • "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
    ECD & CEO, RedCactus Design
  • "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
    Owner, Tora Bay Wines
  • "I was going through a very bad experience with a well known corporation. Once I got Matt involved it all became very easy, and he removed a lot of the stress I was under. Matt and BuckettLaw did a fantastic job getting me the best possible result. I would highly recommend to anyone."
    Rachel Crawshaw
  • "We used Buckett Law to deal with an employment grievance. In an initial consultation we were fully informed about potential ways forward. We went to mediation and the result exceeded our expectations. Matt closely listened to us and we felt clearly guided and in safe hands through a complex process. As a result we felt vindicated and very glad that we had used Buckett Law. Highly recommended."
    John Gibson
  • "Big thanks to Barbara, Lucy, and the team for their invaluable support and expertise during a challenging 6 months. I highly recommend them for any tough employment matters. Seeking professional help was crucial for navigating mediation and achieving a successful outcome. I was referred to Barbara Buckett by a friend, and I've been consistently impressed by the care provided by the entire team. From start to finish, they've been supportive and professional. Barbara truly demonstrated her expertise, making every penny worth it. For anyone in need of an experienced and personable service, I wholeheartedly endorse Buckett Law!"
    Meghan Williams
  • "I appointed BuckettLaw for my very unusual case with my employer and the way I was treated .I was so impressed with Barbara and Lucy and the team it was amazing during my circumstances and what I needed to do, I could not process but BuckettLaw helped me thoroughly and didn't stop there ,I would recommend BuckettLaw to anyone in difficulties with employment, The most professional and efficient I've ever experienced. THANK YOU"
    Chad Johnson

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