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Jess Keir

Associate

Employment law is constantly evolving, especially with the growth of the ‘gig economy’ and rise of temporary, contract and freelance work. Jess makes sure her clients are across all developments in the industrial relations sphere that are relevant to them, and their workplace.

Jess works with clients to makes sure that they have the right industrial relations advice at the outset, to optimise the opportunity for business growth and development.  And while prevention is better than cure, Jess has over ten years of experience acting for clients in litigated matters, including representing clients in the Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission.

“People tend to have a bit of a negative attitude towards lawyers, but I love the fact that we can take the weight off a person’s shoulders during really stressful times in their life.”

She understands that for business, it is imperative that matters are turned around quickly, and within budget. Jess has a track record of meeting and exceeding these expectations. She prides herself on being commercially perceptive and instilling confidence in clients.

As well as working in employment law, Jess is also an experienced commercial litigator and dispute resolution lawyer, working with clients to provide solutions in a wide variety of commercial matters including insolvency, debt recovery, contract disputes and local government matters.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say the best part of my job is getting a win for the client, either through court or through an excellent negotiated outcome. Those are the best phone calls to make.”

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