Kathy Reid
Partner, Perth
I have considerable experience managing day-to-day workforce issues as well as major employment and industrial litigation. I take a strategic approach to working with clients, and am known for providing prompt and pragmatic advice. As an experienced non-executive director, I also have hands-on experience managing stakeholders in complex legal scenarios.

I have considerable experience managing day-to-day workforce issues as well as major employment and industrial litigation. I take a strategic approach to working with clients, and am known for providing prompt and pragmatic advice. As an experienced non-executive director, I also have hands-on experience managing stakeholders in complex legal scenarios.

My specialities include:

  • Advising on the implementation of workforce change
  • Advising in relation to enterprise bargaining and industrial disputes
  • Representing employers in workplace relations tribunals and courts
  • Assisting employers with their day to day workplace relations issues including employee misconduct and poor performance
  • Defending discrimination claims
  • Dealing with workplace safety issues including defending safety prosecutions
  • Advising on corporate governance including executive remuneration and termination benefits.

Career highlights

  • Achieving outstanding results for clients in enterprise bargaining and other industrial disputes, the largest of which was the ‘Pluto’ dispute involving more than 1,200 striking construction workers on an oil and gas project
  • Defending a number of groundbreaking claims in the areas of equal employment opportunity, discrimination and harassment
  • Advising boards of listed companies on executive remuneration and compliance
  • Counseling statutory authorities, electricity corporations and universities on IR issues
  • Assisting with front-end safety advice and prosecutions, particularly in the area of electrical safety
  • My ranking in Doyles Guide 2022 as a preeminent employment lawyer (employer representation) and leading workplace health & safety lawyer
  • My appointment as a board member on MinterEllison's national board and non-executive director on the board of a not for profit organisation, FORM.
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