If you have any kind of employment dispute, we can help

Many people can expect at some stage in their careers to have to take professional advice from an employment lawyer. This may be before you start a new job, while you're doing it, or when you leave.

Having heard too often and too late, ‘I wish I’d found out about this before now. I didn’t bother to check at the time’, we know it's vital to address critical issues before they become a major problem.

Our lawyers are recognised leaders in employment law. Our employment lawyers are dedicated advocates for fairness in the workplace, and in your career. You give your valuable time, skills, talents, and reputations to the service of employer, so we work with you to ensure you get rewarded fairly, and can continue to work productively.

Have you been injured at work?

If you've suffered an injury or illness at your workplace, you may be entitled to benefits under the Workers Compensation Scheme.

Learn more about Workers Compensation

How we can help you

There are many circumstances where you may find yourself in need of expert legal advice, including:

  • Unfair dismissal

  • Contract negotiation and settlements

  • Discrimination at work, including sexual harassment in the workplace

  • Workplace investigations, such as misconduct and disciplinary issues

  • Negotiation of executive and non-executive employment contracts

  • Advice on employment contracts

  • Restraint of trade advice

  • Settlement agreements

  • Payment disputes

  • Refused parental and other leave

  • Sexual harassment

  • Discrimination and equal opportunity

  • Redundancy and workplace change

Know what you're entitled to

Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to:

  • Unpaid wages, in the case of underpayment
  • Monetary compensation
  • Reinstatement to employment
  • Review of unfair decisions

Act fast

Strict time limits apply for some cases. For example, in most cases of unfair dismissal, there is a strict 21 day deadline. Speak to us today to ensure you have expert legal representation on your side.

Your rights at work

There are rules about what employees get at work, such as what hours they work and how often they have to have a break. These rules can be set out in different places such as an award, registered agreement or an employment contract.

An employee's minimum entitlements are set out in the National Employment Standards (NES) and awards. A registered agreement or employment contract can provide for other entitlements but they can't be less than what's in the NES or the award that applies.

If your employer fails to abide by these rules, you might have a claim.

We work hard for you, so you can get back to work

Our approach is to work with organisations and our clients to deliver positive solutions, not legal problems. Our role is not just about legal counsel. It's to enable our clients to work confidently with supportive, knowledgeable professionals who can make a difference to their situation. Our employment law lawyers focus on giving pragmatic, legal and strategic advice. We offer a skilful, explicit examination of every situation.

Fees

We take pride in being up-front and transparent about our fees. A fee of $550 (includes GST) is payable prior to your first consultation. During this consultation we will discuss your situation and advise what can be done to assist, anticipated costs and how to progress with your case. Depending on whether or not your case needs to progress past a certain point - further quotes will be offered later in your case. We ask for money in trust to cover the fees before any work is done.

What to expect

Meet the team

Whether supported by a trade union or not, for profit or not-for-profit, small business, multi-national, executive, managerial, partner and everywhere in between, we know the important role work plays in everyone’s lives. We want to help our clients make it the best it can be. Our lawyers have a rare combination of high level legal knowledge, negotiation skills, reputation for great advocacy, pragmatism and compassion.

Phillip Pasfield
Phillip John Pasfield

National Practice Group Leader

Geoff Borenstein
Geoff Borenstein

Practice Group Leader

Andrew Rich
Andrew Rich

Principal Lawyer

Daniel Stojanoski
Daniel Stojanoski

Senior Associate

Craig Fordham
Craig Fordham

Lawyer

Robert Auricchio
Robert Auricchio

Senior Associate

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We're here to help. Make an enquiry now.

If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone, make an enquiry now to arrange a consultation for just $550 (including GST). Our Employment Law team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Call us on 1800 555 777

We're here to help. Make an enquiry now.

If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone, make an enquiry now to arrange a consultation for just $550 (including GST). Our Employment Law team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Call us on 1800 555 777