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David Traylor
Senior Associate

m: 021 288 1008

dd: 04 974 7495

david@dundasstreet.co.nz

David has significant experience working as an employment law specialist in both the public and private sector. David brings international experience having spent two years working in the UK.

His experience includes:

  • Health and Safety
  • Representing clients at mediation and in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court
  • Providing advice regarding personal grievances and dispute resolution
  • Drafting employment documentation
  • Conducting investigations
  • Working in-house
  • Advising on change management processes

David has:

  • Drafted employment documentation, including contracts and policies
  • Drafted documents for litigation
  • Briefed & interviewed witnesses
  • Provided employment advice to HR teams and managers
  • Managed restructuring processes
  • Negotiated the settlement of litigation
  • Provided advice in relation to alleged misconduct, including potential criminal matters
  • Conducted investigations into claims of bullying
  • Worked in-house through secondment placements within public and private sector clients, including: The Department of Corrections, Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres & ACC
  • Represented clients on numerous occasions in mediation, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court

Litigation

David has been sole counsel in numerous Employment Relations Authority cases representing large employer clients.  He has also assisted in Employment Court and Court of Appeal hearings.  While in the UK he managed litigation in conjunction with counsel on behalf of major public sector clients while at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department in London.   

Litigation

Martin v Accident Compensation Corp [2017] NZERA Wellington 4

Fox v Hereworth School Trust Board [2015] NZEmpC 206

Faapito v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections (2012) 10 NZELR 604 (EMC)

French v Accident Compensation Corporation [2011] NZERA Wellington 2

Corrections Association of New Zealand v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections [2010] ERA Auckland AA488/10 

Bolland v Chief Executive, Department of Corrections [2010] ERA Auckland AA422/10 

Faapito v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections [2010] ERA Auckland AA295/10

Corrections Association of New Zealand Inc v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections [2009] 7 NZELR 171 (EMC)

Prakash v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections [2009] ERA Auckland AA139/09

Hutchen v Department of Corrections [2009] ERA Christchurch CA47/09 

Duff v Chief Executive, Department of Corrections [2008] ERA Auckland AA256/08

Appointments and associations

  • Member of Human Resources Institute NZ
  • NZ Law Society, Wellington Employment Law Committee