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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 Australia, renowned for delivering exceptional results and personalised 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 prioritising effective communication and transparency.


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Experienced Employment Lawyers

Welcome to BlackBay Lawyers, a premier employment and litigation law firm, where our team of dedicated and seasoned employment lawyers specialise in  employment disputes and litigation. We support clients through every stage of litigation proceedings related to employment law, such as employment disputes, discrimination claims, wrongful dismissal 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 employment, 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

Navigating the complexities of employment law can be challenging for any business. At BlackBay Lawyers, our team of dedicated employment lawyers specialises in delivering aggressive and strategic representation in all aspects of employment litigation. We understand the high stakes involved in workplace disputes, which can be costly, time-consuming, and potentially damaging to your or your organisation’s reputation. Whether representing employers or employees, we are committed to achieving the best outcome.

Key Services Offered by Our Employment Lawyers:

  • Unfair Dismissal Claims: Our employment lawyers have a strong track record of successfully handling unfair dismissal cases, ensuring that your rights and interests are effectively defended.

  • Breach of Contract: Our team is proficient in resolving disputes related to breaches of employment contracts, from non-compete clauses to confidentiality agreements, ensuring compliance and protection for all parties involved.

  • Regulatory Compliance and Advice: Stay ahead of the regulatory curve with our expert advice on employment law compliance, including wage and hour laws, employee benefits, and workplace safety regulations.

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Utilising our deep knowledge of employment law combined with extensive litigation experience, we expertly navigate both court proceedings and out-of-court settlements. Our approach is always tailored to minimise disruption to your business while maximising the resolution outcomes.

  • Discrimination and Harassment: We tackle cases involving workplace discrimination and harassment, advocating for a workplace environment that respects individual rights and promotes fairness.

  • Proactive Risk Management: By partnering with BlackBay Lawyers, you benefit from proactive strategies that identify and mitigate potential legal issues before they escalate into disputes.

At BlackBay Lawyers, we are committed to providing you with expert legal representation and strategic advice that aligns with your business goals. Our employment lawyers work closely with HR departments and management teams to ensure that employment practices not only comply with current laws but also support the operational and cultural objectives of your organisation. Contact us today to ensure that your employment disputes are handled by experienced employment lawyers who are focused on securing the best possible outcomes 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. 

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.

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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.



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.

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