Kristy Edser
Office Managing Partner, Sydney
I am the Managing Partner of the Sydney office. I am also an experienced advisor in all aspects of employment law and litigation. My practice is diverse and encompasses the life cycle of the employment relationship as well as related compliance issues such as discrimination and workplace health and safety (WHS). For over 20 years, I have successfully partnered with my clients to achieve the best outcomes for their business.

My work spans many industries, including financial services and insurance, telecommunications and healthcare. I am also an experienced workplace investigator and corporate trainer.

My aim is to give clients pragmatic, solution-focused advice and to work with them as part of their business. 

Career highlights

  • Represented clients in the Supreme Court seeking an injunction and/or damages regarding breach of contract by former employees
  • Advised in respect of a number of very sensitive senior employee terminations and harassment matters
  • Provided strategic advice regarding injured workers on workers compensation, disability discrimination and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), with a particular focus on mental health issues
  • Advised in respect of a number of WHS prosecutions and WHS incidents
  • Conducted investigations into conduct, bullying and 'whistleblower' allegations
  • Provided integration advice to numerous companies following mergers or acquisitions of business
  • Acted as project manager for numerous clients rolling out global employment initiatives, to ensure consistent outcomes across jurisdictions
  • I am a leading corporate trainer who regularly presents to Boards and managers on employment compliance issues, including work health and safety
  • Responsible for MinterEllison’s GuideME national HR/IR training initiatives, which includes our GuideME program and bespoke training offerings.  Our training has been regarded by Chambers as being 'the best in the business'.
  • Served as Sydney Staff Partner since 2015, enabling me to play a key role in MinterEllison’s employment initiatives