Phone DDI: 962 1478
Cell: 021 806 002
Kathryn leads Taylor Shaw’s Civil Litigation, Employment and Privacy Law practice and has over 25 years experience representing a wide variety of agencies and individuals including state sector and private sector organisations, international corporations, industry based companies such as health, technology and engineering, and Boards of Trustees.
Kathryn has appeared in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal as well as the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, Human Rights Review Tribunal, and Environment Court.
Kathryn is also known nationally and internationally as one of New Zealand's leading experts in Privacy Law and Employment Law. She has authored “Privacy in Schools” and wrote the chapters on Health Information and Employment Law in “Health Care and the Law 4th Edition”. She is regularly invited to present papers and address conferences on privacy and employment matters, as well as lecturing in privacy and employment law at the University of Canterbury. Her work involves privacy advice, privacy impact assessment, privacy programmes as well as employment law advice, policies and procedures, and independent workplace investigations.
With such a broad background across many areas of law, Kathryn is often called upon by the media to comment on legal issues arising from the news.
Kathryn is an active participant in New Zealand Law Society matters including Human Rights and Privacy, and Professional Standards and Legal Ethics. Kathryn co-authored “Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer, 3rd Ed” Webb, Dalziel & Cook, she lectures in Legal Ethics at the University of Canterbury, and regularly provides advice on professional ethics.
Kathryn is deputy chairperson of St John of God Hauora Trust Board, member of the Catholic Cathedral of Christchurch Management Board, and co-opted member of the Kirkwood Intermediate Board of Trustees. She is a member of Christchurch South Rotary and a duty solicitor for the Canterbury Community Law Centre. Kathryn is an enthusiastic and entertaining public speaker and is often called upon to assist with charitable fundraising events.