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Employment Law

Practice Area - Employment Law

Award Winning Employment Lawyers

At BlackBay Lawyers, we pride ourselves on being a leading Employment Law Firm in Sydney, renowned for delivering exceptional results and personalized service. Our experienced team of employment lawyers skillfully represents both employers and employees, which enables us to understand and advise on the underlying motivations and objectives of all parties involved in employment relationships. With our unique insight and commitment to your success, we strive to provide tailored legal solutions that address your specific needs while prioritizing effective communication and transparency.

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BlackBay Employment Lawyers

Welcome to BlackBay Lawyers, a premier commercial and litigation law firm, where our team of dedicated and seasoned lawyers specialize in employment law, particularly emphasizing employment disputes and litigation. We support clients through every stage of litigation proceedings related to employment, such as employment disputes, discrimination claims, wrongful termination cases, and adherence to employment regulations. Our all-encompassing approach to employment law entails offering exceptional legal advice and representation in court, mediation, arbitration, and various dispute resolution settings.

As accomplished litigators, we are distinctly equipped to deliver tailored solutions for employment disputes and conflicts. Recognizing the significance of safeguarding our clients' interests, we strive to attain the most favorable outcome for them, whether in settlement negotiations or in court. Our clients gain access to our extensive legal expertise, encompassing commercial, regulatory, and defamation law, which we leverage to provide the most effective legal representation possible. By partnering with BlackBay Lawyers, you can expect comprehensive legal support and unwavering commitment to your success.

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Employment Litigation & Disputes

Workplace disputes can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to your organization's reputation. At BlackBay Lawyers, our team of experienced employment litigators is committed to providing clients with aggressive and strategic representation in employment-related litigation. We represent both employers and employees in a wide range of cases, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, and breach of contract claims. Our comprehensive approach combines our deep knowledge of employment law with our litigation expertise, enabling us to effectively advocate for our clients' interests both in and out of the courtroom. By partnering with BlackBay Lawyers, you can be assured that your case will be handled with skill, tenacity, and a focus on achieving the best possible outcome for you.


"I contacted BlackBay Lawyers during a tough employment dispute, and their expertise was invaluable. Their team provided clear, actionable advice while being empathetic to my situation. They worked diligently for the best outcome, helping me navigate the complexities of my case. Choosing BlackBay Lawyers was the best decision I made during this challenging time.""

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How we work with you
Dedicated Consultation
We begin all of our engagements through a focused employment lawyer consultation
  • Dive deep into your unique legal situation and background.

  • Outline your legal objectives and desired outcomes.

  • Establish your priorities and preferences in legal matters.


Meet The Team 

Our employment lawyer team combines decades of experience in the legal industry with countless successful outcomes. Together with our leadership, we have built one of the most renowned teams of employment lawyers in Australia. 


Special Counsel

Gosia Klus

Isabella Orlic - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Isabella Orlic



Julie Mehrdawi

Yianni van Gelder - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Yianni van Gelder

Our Approach

At BlackBay Lawyers, our purpose is to empower our clients to overcome their legal challenges with confidence that not only achieve positive results but also foster growth, innovation, and success


We do this by providing exceptional legal solutions that combine the expertise of the best legal talent with cutting-edge technology. Our team is comprised of specialists in Commercial, Regulatory, Employment, and Defamation Litigation.


We are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service in a holistic manner.

Commercial Litigation Lawyer Team in Action

Victoria-Jane Otavski


Victoria-Jane Otavski - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Victoria-Jane is a leading litigator and renowned Australian commercial lawyer with a substantial commercial litigation practice. She is the first point of contact for many of Australia's well known, high profile corporations on all commercial litigation cases.


Victoria-Jane has in excess of 15 years experience in commercial litigation and understands the complexities of commercial litigation and the need to balance client interests in achieving vindication and managing reputational concerns.

If you are in need of an Employment Lawyer, contact our team below. 

Greg Leather



Greg is a seasoned litigator with a substantial practice in commercial litigation, making him a trusted advisor for many of Australia's well-known corporations.


With a career spanning over 30 years, Greg's nuanced understanding of commercial law, paired with his expertise in telecommunications, securities & financing, and mergers & acquisitions, positions him uniquely to offer both strategic and holistic legal services to clients.

If you are in need of an Employment Lawyer, contact our team below.

Justin Carroll



Justin is a commercial disputes partner and has practised in the Middle East, the UK and Australia.  Justin’s practice focuses mainly on public and professional liability, insurance coverage issues, defamation, property damage and engineering claims.  

Justin has acted for clients in state and federal court proceedings in Australia as well as in arbitral proceedings under the ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules.   

If you are in need of an Employment Lawyer, contact our team below.


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