July 31, 2019

Chen Palmer Partners announces promotion of Leo Donnelly

Chen Palmer Partners announces promotion of Leo Donnelly

Chen Palmer Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Leo Donnelly as Principal in its Auckland office.

Leo is a former Ombudsman from 2016-2018, and Deputy Ombudsman from 2004-2016. He has also occupied the roles of Assistant Ombudsman, Senior Investigating Officer, and Investigating Officer with the Office of the Ombudsman, and previously worked for the Parliamentary Counsel Office. Leo graduated with an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington and was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand in 1981.

While at Chen Palmer, Leo has been advising corporations and businesses, government agencies, statutory bodies, local government, education providers, employers and unions, and individuals on how to achieve fair, just and transparent outcomes through the Ombudsmen Act, the Official Information Act, the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, the Protected Disclosures Act, the Privacy Act and other legislation.

Leo provides expert advice to clients in public law matters relating to the client’s right to natural justice, procedural fairness and transparency.

“I’ve always maintained that fair processes do not guarantee just outcomes. Justice needs to be transparent and understandable to those affected by decisions or recommendations about them. Everyone is entitled to be treated in a fair, just and transparent manner. The practice of public law is to achieve that for everyone”  – Leo Donnelly

If you would like assistance from Leo, you can contact him on leo.donnelly@chenpalmer.com or +64 9 917 0361.

Seminar on Information Law

Leo will provide Chen Palmer clients and friends a free breakfast seminar on Information Law and how to use the Official Information Act and other legislation as an effective tool to get information you need, to protect information you don’t want others to have and to correct information on the official record if it is incomplete or gives a misleading or unfair impression about you, your business, or your family.

8am, Thursday 8 August 2019
Chen Palmer, Level 10, 63 Albert Street, Auckland

Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. Numbers are strictly limited.

Email elizabeth.creal@chenpalmer.com or click on the button below to register.

Register here

Level 10, 63 Albert Street
PO Box 106114, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone: 09 557 0350

Level 8, 187 Featherston Street
PO Box 2160, Wellington 6015, New Zealand
Phone: 04 499 8990