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Karl Blake

Karl is a leading practitioner in the area of industrial relations and employment law.

Karl assists clients to deal with all workplace matters including in the areas of industrial relations disputes, enterprise bargaining, employment litigation, contract and policy documentation, discrimination and work health and safety.

Karl is a highly experienced litigator and strategist who has acted in a number of high-profile cases, including those dealing with the making of workplace determinations, industrial action, disclosure of confidential information, content of enterprise agreements and union coverage.

Karl meets regularly with his clients and partners with them to solve problems. Clients benefit from access to immediate considered advice, tailored to support the broader commercial objectives of the business. Moreover, the planned and calm approach Karl brings to his work means that clients are fully prepared and informed about all aspects of a matter, including business opportunities, legal risk and costs.

Karl is a recognised leader in the field of employment law. He is recognised as one of only a few leading individuals in Australia in the area of Employment by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He has also received multiple recognitions in the areas of Labour and Employment by Best Lawyers in Australia, been consistently recognised as Leading Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide and been recommended for his work in Outsourcing.

Karl obtained his qualifications from Melbourne University and has recently completed further leadership training at Harvard Business School.

Karl is a member of the Australian Labour Lawyers Association, the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria and the Law Institute of Victoria.

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