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Workplace Relations & Employment Law

Workplace Relations & Employment Law

Whether your organisation is governed by an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA), a Modern Award or the minimum terms and conditions set out in the Fair Work Act 2009, every employer needs to know their legal obligations, and should be in a strong position to respond to any allegations or disputes if they arise.

The best way to do this is to have an experienced, proactive legal advisor that understands your organisation working with you over time.

Nevett Ford’s Employment Law & Workplace Relations team practises in all aspects of employment advice, disputes and workplace litigation. Our highly experienced lawyers are led by a LIV Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations, with 20+ years advising and representing businesses and community-based organisations (institutions) in this area.

We work closely with employers of all sizes and industries to assist them to manage employment-related risks and support them throughout the dispute resolution process.

Our team regularly advises on

  • Employment contract development and reviews
  • Employer policy and procedure development
  • Preventing and responding to child and employee safety concerns
  • Employee misconduct, breaches of professional standards as well as disciplinary issues
  • Managing dismissals and response to unfair dismissal claims
  • Employer Sponsored & Nominated Visas

Nevett Ford’s Employment Lawyers are Melbourne-based and have knowledge and experience representing employers across all courts and tribunals.

We also have strong mediation capabilities and referral networks, knowing that all courts have a process of referring cases to mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution before a final hearing or trial.

Our migration team are also able to assist employer clients as they navigate the complex world of employer sponsored & nominated visas, business migration visas and appeals.


Navigating the complexities of Employment law can be a stressful, daunting area for employers to manage – whether they’re a small business, established organisation or institution. 

Our Employment Law & Workplace Relations clients appreciate our ability to work swiftly to understand a business and its particular context so that we can provide efficient, pragmatic and well-rounded advice. 

We are a truly multidisciplinary team in that our advice to employers often draws on other areas of law including commercial law, family law and migration law. 

We are also able to draw on our extensive knowledge and experience of how courts and tribunals work, to ensure timelines are met, mediation occurs as soon as practicable, and as a client you are well informed of your obligations, risks and possible pathways forward every step of the way.

We closely monitor the latest rulings and regulations to ensure that we’re providing informed advice. 

Who You’ll Work With

Philip Brewin
Greg Doran
Associate Director
Claire Stratton
Senior Lawyer
Caroline Mostafa
Tom Drake
Maggie Wang
Cheianne Christiansen
Catalano Clay
Jack Holden
Leonie Wright
Liliana Lopera
Legal Assistant
Sophia Korfiatis
Legal Assistant

    Contact us

    *If you are overseas, please call our office on +61 3 9614 7111.

    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 80 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000