Industry surveys describe our employment team as having ‘an impressive depth of talent’, providing ‘timely, practical, pragmatic and principled advice’ where ‘turn around time and advice is the best – value for money guaranteed’. Minter Ellison is consistently recognised as having one of the leading employment law practices in Australia, with one of the largest teams – 18 partners and more than 80 lawyers practising in Australia (with an affiliate relationship in Tasmania).
Uniquely for an Australian firm, our employment team is trans-Tasman, pan-Asian and international, with specialist employment lawyers based in our offices in Greater China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington) and the United Kingdom (London). Our international capabilities, with proven experience assisting HR and legal departments working within a global framework, mean we are often the ‘first choice’ for many multinationals.
We advise on employment, industrial relations, human resources, executive remuneration, discrimination, and occupational health and safety law.
We have a reputation for providing sound, strategic advice and applying technical skills to the 'real world' of the workplace. We pride ourselves on getting to know your business – which allows us to understand and provide advice that is useful, commercial and easily implemented.
The issues our clients face give us frequent and indepth exposure to the Fair Work Act and the practical issues it poses for employers. We regard ourselves as thought leaders on the legal and practical implications of the Fair Work Act – for example, the impact of the new enterprise bargaining regime.
The quality of our people and the standard of work we deliver is best demonstrated by the genuine longstanding relationships we have with numerous clients, including Australia Post, Macquarie Group, News Limited, Qantas, SingTel Optus, TRUenergy and Xstrata.