Employment, corporate lawyers beef up Buddle Findlay's senior ranks

Helen Pryde brings experience with WorkSafe investigations while Ryan Ellis has spent time in-house

Employment, corporate lawyers beef up Buddle Findlay's senior ranks
Helen Pryde, Ryan Ellis

Buddle Findlay has brought in Helen Pryde and Ryan Ellis as its new special counsel.

Pryde joined the litigation and employment team in Auckland. She has advised private and public sector clients on all aspects of employment law, including performance management, disciplinary processes (with specific expertise in issues that could overlap with criminal law), restructuring and redundancy, restraints of trade, medical incapacity, and legislative compliance.

She is an expert in health and safety law and has been involved with WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions. An accredited mediator and seasoned workplace investigator, she has represented clients at mediation and in court.

Ellis returned to Buddle Findlay as part of the corporate and commercial team in Auckland. He has worked in both private practice and in-house.

He has provided guidance on commercial contracts, procurement, joint ventures, M&A and corporate governance. He has worked across New Zealand and London, through which he gained considerable in-house experience in the FMCG, manufacturing, and building supplies industries.

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