Experienced legal practitioners who understand business imperatives and deliver legal solutions that carefully reflect commercial realities.

Kiely Thompson Caisley is a boutique employment law firm. Established in 1997 as a national firm with offices in the central business districts in Auckland and Wellington. The firm has three partners, between the two offices.


We are accustomed to providing advice to many of New Zealand’s largest corporates as well as many significant public sector organisations. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, sound, practical advice that takes account of legislative responsibilities and media sensitivities.


We are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations. We recognise the importance to our clients of accessibility, accountability and action.


Because Kiely Thompson Caisley is a boutique employment law firm it only practices in its specialist areas which allows us to provide current and relevant advice to all our clients with their specific employment issues and concerns. 

Added: 11 / 05 / 2017

Changes to NZ Immigration Requirements

The Government has announced a number of propsed changes to Immigration Policy, including changes to the remuneration requirements to obtain certain visas, and a special pathway to residence for certain visa holders in the South Island. 

Added: 10 / 05 / 2017

Sanctity of Settlement Agreements Upheld

Settlement agreements made under s 149 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 are important mechanisms for dispute resolution. Often they provide for the termination of employment in return for monetary compensation and other obligations or benefits.