Seyfarth Receives “Tier 1” Ranking for Labour and Employment in Australia by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019


Seyfarth Shaw LLP was listed as a recommended law firm in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 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”, and Erin Hawthorne was recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019's guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific.

According to the guide, Employment boutique Seyfarth Shaw LLP's 'first-class team' fields 'great, pragmatic, knowledgeable and talented lawyers' that have 'a proven track record of acting in the most difficult, complex and challenging matters'. 'Well-rounded professional' Darren Perry leads the practice, Chris Gardner has 'world-beating expertise in enterprise bargaining' and workplace reform specialist Henry Skene is 'at the top of his game'. Gardner's recent work includes representing Victoria International Container Terminal in the Supreme Court in anti-picketing litigation and defending Coles in proceedings relating to employees' attempts to terminate its enterprise agreement; Perry represented Patrick Stevedores in litigation arising from the implementation of its enterprise agreement. Luke Edwards, Ben Dudley, Michael Tamvakologos, Rachel Bernasconi and senior associate Erin Hawthorne are also recommended. You can read more here.

The rankings’ WHS category states, Boutique firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP's full service practice encompasses risk analysis and risk control implementation, crisis management and post-incident support. The team recently conducted a review of the health and safety regulatory framework in the building and construction industry for the Department of Jobs and Small Business; Jane Hall led the advice. Other key individuals include the highly regarded Paul Cutrone, who handles domestic and cross-border matters; and senior associates Sarah Goodhew and Sam Witton. You can read more here.

The Legal 500 Series 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.