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Employment and Industrial Relations lawyer (3-7 PAE)

Location: Melbourne
Company: Holding Redlich
Telephone: 03 9321 9802
Apps close: Friday 13th December 2019

We have an opportunity for an experienced lawyer in our Employment and Industrial Relations Team working predominantly for employees and unions across the full range of workplace relations matters. The team is led by partner, David Shaw, who is recognised as a leading lawyer in this area of practice and you will work closely with David and our Special Counsel, Evan Willis.

The role

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to undertake complex, rewarding and often high-profile work within a supportive environment. You will also have direct access to clients and depending on experience will have responsibility for managing files (under supervision).

The group work across a wide range of workplace matters including:

* Complex contractual disputes;
* Acting for applicants in discrimination claims;
* Acting for employees in workplace investigations;
* Reporting and responding to bullying and harassment claims;
* Defending disciplinary allegations;
* Defending restraint of trade claims;
* Responding to regulatory bodies; and
* Acting for unions in disputes with employers and regulators.

The Employment and Industrial Relations Team also supports Holding Redlich’s personal injuries division, AdviceLine Injury Lawyers, and is very active in the firm’s significant pro-bono and social justice work.

Your skills and experience

Ideally, you will have at least 3 years PAE in employment and industrial relations/ workplace relations. However, experience in a related field (such as working for a union or working in commercial litigation or public law) with a demonstrated interest in employment and industrial relations will also be strongly considered.

You will have a genuine commitment to pursuing a career in this area and, because the team works mainly with employees and unions, will have a capacity to identify with the interests of employees and unions.

It is essential that you possess excellent communications and legal skills, are able to work comfortably in a team and autonomously to manage your time effectively.

There is an excellent opportunity for the right person to develop a career in this area with a respected employment and industrial relations law practice.

What we offer

Holding Redlich offers significant opportunities for lawyers to develop in their field and be exposed to complex matters in a supportive environment. We offer an extensive in-house learning and development program, fantastic pro bono practice, health & wellbeing initiatives and regular social activities and events.

We promote an inclusive and diverse workplace and we are committed to maintaining a culture that supports gender equality. We offer all employees access to flexible work arrangements regardless of your position in the firm or your gender.

For a confidential discussion concerning this opportunity please contact Zoe Discombe, National Recruitment Manager on 03 9321 9802 or at

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