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Peter Cullen


Peter studied at Victoria University in Wellington where he was President of the Students’ Association in the 1970s. He worked at what was then Bell Gully & Co, as a Law Clerk and Office Solicitor, and then worked for the Law Reform Division of the Justice Department.

Following that Peter worked at the employment coalface as an industrial advocate. He returned to the practice of law in 1990. In 1994 Peter established his own firm, Cullen-The Employment Law Firm.

He works for both employers and employees and has built upon his earlier experience gained as an industrial advocate.

Peter convened the Wellington District Law Society Employment Law Committee from its inception until 2004. He is a regular speaker and commentator to the news media on industrial law issues.

Peter has been a columnist for the Dominion and later The Dominion Post for many years.

Peter has represented clients before the various employment institutions including the Court of Appeal.

He uses his legal skills to impart clients with helpful advice upon which to base their decisions. His strengths lie in his in-depth knowledge of New Zealand employment law and his abilities as an advocate.

Peter has three children and likes to relax by attending the theatre, symphony concerts as well as ballet and dance. Peter is also a keen golfer and swimmer. His weakness is the enjoyment of fine food.


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