Providing the best quality legal advice since 1997

Kiely Thompson Caisley is one of New Zealand’s leading employment law firms. Established as a boutique commercial and employment firm in 1997 with offices in the central business districts in Auckland and Wellington, KTC sought to change the way lawyers operate in the employment field.


The award winning firm was founded by two of the most experienced and noted employment law experts in New Zealand, Andrew Caisley and Peter Kiely, who have remained with the firm since its inception. Since then the firm has gone from strength to strength being consistently ranked one of the top employment law firms in New Zealand.


Over its 19 years Kiely Thompson Caisley has grown in numbers but remained a small firm with emphasis on delivering the best outcomes for clients and ensuring value for money.

Added: 18 / 07 / 2017

Costly Claims from Gross Error and "Gut Feel" Redundancy

A recent Employment Court judgment has provided guidance for employers in relation to bonus payments and redundancy processes. 

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.