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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Trew is a key player in the Australian market, recognised for his high-level expertise in labour relation strategies and in dealing with executive-level employment terminations.


Stephen Trew is the Sydney managing partner of national Australian law firm Holding Redlich and head of the firm’s national workplace relations and safety practice group.

Stephen has significant experience in all aspects of workplace relations and safety. His experience includes advising on all termination of employment issues and procedures, including in respect of senior executives on questions concerning options, bonus entitlements, directorships and shareholdings; acting for employers in disputes and dismissal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission; acting in proceedings to enforce restraint of trade and confidentiality obligations, as well as defending bonus and other breach of employment contract claims; advising and acting for employers in respect of General Protections proceedings as well as complaints of unlawful termination and unlawful discrimination; working with parties prior to and following the sale of businesses to address relevant employment issues, including those that arise where there is a transfer of business; providing strategic advice on governance obligations in the workplace and safety content, including for boards and senior management; assisting and acting in investigations and prosecutions involving WorkCover, Comcare and the Fair Work Ombudsman; drafting all types of employment contracts, drafting specialised workplace policies and advising on the implementation of effective standardised engagement and induction processes; and providing strategic advice and assistance on managing the variety of issues arising throughout the life cycle of employment.

Stephen Trew has been recognised by The Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading lawyer in labour and employment law since 2017, and has been listed in WWL: Australia for labour and employment since 2018.

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