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Asia-Pacific Australia Employment: The Bar

Covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Includes employment litigation related to sex, race, age discrimination, as well as workforce redundancies and employee transfers and immigration issues. Also includes workplace health and safety matters, HR training and policy writing.

All silks (kc) profiles

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Band 1
  1. Justin Bourke KC
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    Justin Bourke KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Justin Bourke KC of Lennon's List is an exceptionally experienced litigator - to High Court level - of workplace-related cases, in which he acts for both employers and a wide range of government agencies. Widely regarded as one of the Victorian Bar's leading specialists in industrial relations issues, and particularly noted for the thoroughness of his case preparation, he is acclaimed as "very, very good" by an interviewee.
  2. Rachel Doyle SC
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    Rachel Doyle SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Rachel Doyle SC is regularly acknowledged by sources as an outstanding employment and industrial relations law barrister, one source calling her "pre-eminent in Melbourne," another putting her "absolutely at the top of the tree - the best in Australia for industrial disputes." Renowned for her handling of matters on behalf of trade unions and individual employees, she also acts for employers and Victorian state bodies.
  3. Frank Parry KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  4. Herman Borenstein KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  5. Ian Neil SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  6. Kate Eastman SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  7. Stuart Wood KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. David Chin SC
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    David Chin SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    David Chin SC maintains a respected practice across the employment, industrial relations, and health and safety spectrum, offering particularly focused expertise on employment contract issues and extensive experience of involvement with Royal Commissions and other inquiries which touch on employment questions. More than one interviewee praises his "excellent attention to detail," and he also wins plaudits for his "strong written work."
  2. Elizabeth Raper SC
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    Elizabeth Raper SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Elizabeth Raper SC is a hugely respected silk at the Sydney employment Bar who frequently acts on employee and industrial relations disputes and is particularly noted for her expertise in discrimination cases, upon which she is a published authority. Described by one interviewee as "a fantastic advocate with unparalleled expertise in employment and discrimination law, who gives careful consideration to complex legal matters and is not afraid to get into the detail of the facts of the matter," she is characterised as "beyond compare" by another, who adds: "Her cross-examination of a witness is always a master class. She is whip-smart, an impressive orator and always a pleasure to work with."
  3. Paul O'Grady KC
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    Paul O'Grady KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Paul O'Grady KC is active across the full range of employment, industrial relations and occupational health and safety issues, making regular appearances in both the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court. He is characterised by commentators as a "personable and accessible" barrister of "exceptional intellect and expertise," noted for combining "attention to detail" with an ability to "turn work around in a timely fashion."
  4. Chris O'Grady KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  5. Christopher Murdoch KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  6. Richard Dalton KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  7. Yaseen Shariff SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
New Silks
  1. Marc Felman SC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | New Silks
  2. Patrick J Wheelahan KC
    Employment: The Bar
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | New Silks