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Deborah Hendry

Direct Dial: +64 3 966 7706   
Mobile: +64 022 153 0220
Office: CBD

I am a Lawyer in the Litigation Team at Saunders & Co, specialising in Employment Law.


After completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (English and French) at the University of Canterbury, I launched my legal career in 2017 and joined Saunders & Co in February 2020.


I have developed a deep passion for Employment Law; be it assisting employees with personal grievances or assisting employers with restructures or disciplinary investigations.


I have represented both employees and employers at disciplinary meetings, mediations and at the Employment Relations Authority. I enjoy problem-solving and developing creative legal arguments to assist clients in achieving their goals.


Though I specialise in Employment Law, I also have experience with Wills, Trusts, Estates, Relationship Property, and Conveyancing, which enables me to assist clients with other areas of their lives in addition to their employment issues.


I am a member of the NZLS Canterbury-Westland Branch Employment Law Committee and the Canterbury Women’s Legal Association.


Outside of work you’ll find me at the gym, caring for my various exotic pets and singing my heart out in choirs, bands or at church.

I specialise in the following areas:

What My Clients Say

I found Deborah Hendry to be very responsive providing excellent advice about my situation. Deborah has very good interpersonal skills making communication a breeze. If you had an employee-of-the-month award Deborah would be my pick! Look after her - Deborah is a great advocate for Saunders.

John De Bono

17 November 2020

Costly CDHB Decision – Reminder to Employers

A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case has been released which is a good reminder to employers of the perils of disciplinary investigations and dismissals.

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5 November 2020

New Privacy Act – New Resources

2-6 November 2020 is Privacy Week.   The Privacy Commissioner has started a “Privacy is Precious” Campaign to promote national awareness of privacy and the new Privacy Act 2020 (New Act), which comes into force on 1 December 2020.

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