Ruth Fesseha
Lawyer
Olivia Boyle
Consultant
Angus Verheul
Law Graduate
Taufiq Arahman
Lawyer
Ed Macgregor
Senior Associate
Samridhi Sinha
Lawyer
Peter Mutema
Consultant
Joanna Wang
Lawyer

Kiri Jervis

Partner

Kiri specialises in workplace relations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and large-scale employment dispute resolution. She assists clients with a wide range of strategic, regulatory, and risk management issues including Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), industrial disputes, discrimination, bullying, and harassment.

Kiri’s focus is on providing practical and commercial advice to clients. She advises on a variety of matters, including the management of employment-related concerns, drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, the development of policies and procedures, management of ill or injured employees, termination of employment, and industrial disputes.

Kiri also represents employers in various employment-related litigation and delivers workplace relations training to organisations with a particular focus on legislative reforms and legal developments.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Kiri was a Partner at Clyde & Co.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment Law; Industrial Relations; Discrimination; Work Health and Safety; Environment Social and Governance

AWARDS
  • Legal 500 – Next Generation Partner – Labour and Employment/Workplace Health and Safety

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts – University of Wollongong
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acting for an international energy company in relation to a series of industrial disputes arising from enterprise bargaining negotiations, outsourcing and restructuring.
  • Acting for a construction company in relation to a complaint of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
  • Acting for a national construction company in relation to multiple allegations of bullying and harassment, including Fair Work Commission proceedings for stop bullying orders against the employer and senior managers.
  • Advising a multinational employer in regard to compliance with modern awards/industrial instruments that apply to their Australian workforce including industrial strategies for relevant unions.
  • Acting on behalf of a state owned corporation in relation to an adverse action claim brought against the company and a senior manager before Fair Work Australia and the Federal Court.
  • Acting on behalf of a global company to enforce post-employment restraints by former employees, including acting in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
  • Advising a construction company in investigating allegations of employee misconduct and fraud arising from a safety incident.
  • Acting for a global company in the mining industry in relation to an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman in relation to rostering arrangements and payment of employee entitlements.