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Nerissa Rowe

Senior Associate
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Ms. Rowe is an employment lawyer and has been in practice for over 10 years. She has advised employers across a broad range of industries including engineering, construction, local government, professional services, resources and information technology.

Ms. Rowe's work includes the following.

  • Defending and negotiating settlement of unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination claims.
  • Strategic advice and defence of safety prosecutions.
  • Advising employers regarding employment arrangements and employment disputes specific to executive directors.
  • Advising on and conducting complex workplace investigations.
  • Advising employers regarding performance management of employees, disciplinary matters and effective employment terminations.
  • Drafting and interpreting employment contracts, workplace policies and industrial instruments.
  • Developing safety policies and strategies.

Professional Background

Ms. Rowe has over 10 years experience in three different jurisdictions, including working for a large national Australian law firm based in Perth, a large government authority in London, and an international professional services firm based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Rowe regularly presents at seminars and facilitates workshops for corporate training providers on employment and occupations, safety and health related topics.
  • Representing clients in a number of jurisdictions, including Western Australia's Federal Courts, Fair Work Australia, the UK Employment Tribunal and the New Zealand Court of Appeal.
  • Advising a large Australian resources company, a large Australian information technology company and their subsidiaries on a variety of employment and safety matters, including employment terminations of senior executives and response to workplace safety incidents.
  • Representing companies from a variety of industries in the litigation of workplace claims, including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, adverse action and discrimination claims.
  • Advising on and conducting workplace investigations for a number of large employers, including Australia's leading provider of port-related services and large Australian employers in the energy and resources industry.
  • Negotiating favorable resolutions for clients on a wide variety of matters both prior to and after the commencement of litigation.