Experienced and Trusted HR Lawyers in Sydney

Employees and employers both have rights and contractual obligations to fulfil. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that you have strong legal advice and representation in the case that workplace issues or conflicts arise.

Employment law can be difficult to navigate without the right help. This is especially true for matters that involve the Fair Work Commission, such as unfair dismissal claims, disputes regarding the terms of an agreement, bullying or discrimination claims, and adverse action claims.

We understand that effective HR practices not only react to problems as they arise, but also work to prevent future conflict. We equip our clients with everything they need to know about implementing positive management procedures that will result in a productive and satisfied workforce.

Atkinson Vinden offers a range of HR solutions tailored to your organisation’s needs. Our HR lawyers are practical and flexible in their approach, and have vast experience in efficiently responding to short-term, long-term and urgent issues. 

If you are looking for commercial HR lawyers in Sydney, or for further information regarding Human Resources, our Commercial Law Team is here to help.

What To Expect From Our Sydney-based HR Advisory Services

Our professional HR lawyers provide strategic and commercial advice to businesses facing employment issues. We want your business to succeed by developing effective management practices that will result in a committed and content workforce. Our HR lawyers have extensive experience in resolving disputes with legal advice, providing HR strategy and training, and representing clients in the Fair Work Commision.

In recent years, Australian businesses have experienced increased compliance attention from the Fair Work Ombudsman. Since 2020, significant changes to most modern award conditions have been introduced. Other recent changes in the human resources field include legislative reforms to the definition of casual worker, and increases to the minimum wage. Remote working has also brought about a range of contemporary issues such as poor internal communication, and attracting and retaining talent. 

Ensuring legal compliance and effective HR practices has never been more important for a company’s success.

Learn more about our HR Legal and Advisory services below.


    One of the many Business Advisory services we provide to clients is a highly experienced and proactive workplace HR Advisory service. The most valuable asset for all businesses is their staff.

    A cohesive and productive workforce is often the most important ingredient to business success. By contrast, where staff issues are poorly managed, major problems will inevitably arise which will likely present a very serious risk to the health of a business. Studies have continuously demonstrated that a driving factor for high employee turnover is a toxic work culture. That’s why we offer our clients a holistic perspective on resolving conflicts and other workplace issues, both legally and professionally.

    Atkinson Vinden has been advising businesses regarding employment law issues for over 20 years. We have substantial experience representing clients in the Fair Work Commission, and in responding to complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman. If the time comes that you’ve started searching for ‘HR lawyers near me’, Atkinson Vinden offers a flexible approach to providing HR advisory services ideal for a broad range of corporate scenarios.


    Experience tells us that there are crucial aspects to effective HR management that no business owner should sensibly ignore. Even though HR practices have evolved considerably over the past few years, these guidelines have remained constant in ensuring effective human resource management. These practices include:

    • having well drafted employment contracts and HR policies with clear terms regarding work performance;
    • having in place clear processes for intervening where workplace performance is substandard;
    • exercising courage in confronting poor performance with appropriate consequences in place;
    • understanding your legal rights and obligations with respect to employees;
    • effectively managing the intellectual property and trade secrets of your business;
    • having in place appropriate restraint of trade arrangements to prevent unfair competition from ex-employees.

    Over the years our employment law team has forged strong relationships with various business clients, in which our HR lawyers provide on the spot, immediate advice where difficult situations arise in the workplace. The consensus amongst our clients has been that confronting issues effectively at the time that they arise, rather than waiting until things get out of hand, ultimately saves time, stress and expense.

    We also enjoy providing training to clients so that they can manage HR issues in a proactive and preventative sense. The key to limiting workplace conflict and employee turnover is embedding strong HR practices into all levels of the company. Our goal is to ensure your organisation runs as smoothly and productively as possible.

    Have any more questions about our Sydney-based HR advisory services? Contact our expert HR lawyers today for more information on how we can help deliver the best results for your organisation’s human resources.


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