Seyfarth Earns “Tier 1” Ranking for Labour and Employment in Australia by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018


Seyfarth Shaw LLP was listed as a recommended law firm in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 rankings for Employment Law (Tier 1) and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) in Australia. In addition, Seyfarth lawyers Darren Perry (Sydney), Henry Skene (Melbourne) and Paul Cutrone (Sydney) were individually recognized as “Leading Lawyers” in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018's guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific.

According to the guide, Proficient, well-respected and cost-effective’ employment boutique Seyfarth Shaw LLP is ‘exceptionally responsive’. ‘Strategic, clear communicator’ Chris Gardner is an EBA expert who is frequently active in union-related litigation; he, Ben Dudley and executive employment specialist Justine Turnbull defended ten partners who resigned from Herbert Smith Freehills in employee restraint litigation. Practice head Darren Perry advised CBA on various employment matters, including negotiating an EBA that covered 30,000 employees. Rachel Bernasconi, Michael Tamvakologos, workplace reform expert Henry Skene and multi-jurisdictional specialist Luke Edwards, who is UK- and Australia-qualified, are also recommended. In workplace health and safety, the ‘very responsive’, ‘well-regarded’ Paul Cutrone has ‘decades of experience’ and ‘a proven track record’, while Jane Hall is ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’. You can read more here.

The rankings’ WHS category states, Employment boutique Seyfarth Shaw LLP has a full-service workplace health and safety practice; Paul Cutrone and Jane Hall are the key partners in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Hall acted for Victoria International Container Terminal, Australia’s first fully automated stevedoring operation, on all its workplace health and safety matters. Counsel Joanne Flitcroft and senior associate Sarah Goodhew are incident response experts. Sam Witton joined the Melbourne office from Herbert Smith Freehills in October 2017. You can read more here.

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 30th year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 250,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. You can read the full results here.