Kate Plowman
Partner, Sydney
As an industrial relations and employment law specialist, I assist government, health and education clients to resolve commercial, strategic and litigation matters involving all aspects of workplace-related law. This includes industrial relations and workplace health and safety.

I have worked on many major outsourcing and restructuring projects for the NSW Government, especially in relation to judicial review proceedings, Independent Commission Against Corruption investigations, public inquiries and other administrative law matters.

My role as a trusted legal adviser to government clients has included serving in senior in-house legal roles for the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Career highlights

  • Served as workforce adviser in many NSW Government transactions and contestability projects, including the New Grafton and John Morony correctional centres; the Northern Beaches Hospital and Health Partnerships programs; the outsourcing of NSW Public Works; and the long-term leases of Port Botany, Port Kembla and Port of Newcastle
  • Acted for clients in high-profile and sensitive litigation matters, including adverse action claims, breaches of contract, discrimination claims and unfair dismissals