Fiona McMillan

Partner LLB, BA - University of Canterbury


Fiona commenced her career with Lane Neave in 2007 and specialises in assisting employers with all employment law related advice including collective bargaining and human rights commission matters. Fiona regularly represents employers in Mediations, Employment Relations Authority Investigation Meetings and the Employment Court. Fiona was Counsel in the leading case on penalties, Borsboom v Preet PVT Limited.

She has built strong relationships within a number of different industries including corporate, tourism, the bus and coach industry and manufacturing.

Fiona has a hands on style of practice which involves working in a business as opposed to working alongside it. Fiona is often instructed to undertake external investigations for employers and regularly completes HR Audits for her clients.

Although Fiona is based in Auckland she works with clients in all parts of the country. Fiona regularly presents employment law seminars around New Zealand.

In 2020, Fiona was named in The Doyle’s Guide New Zealand as a recommended Health and Safety lawyer, while the team she co-leads was recognised as specialists in Employment and Workplace Health & Safety law.