Mr Paul Burns > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

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Paul is a partner in the Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety practice, who brings over 25 years of experience in assisting many of the leading Australian corporates achieve their workplace objectives.

Paul has a particular passion for partnering with clients on workplace reform strategies, both inside and outside of the bargaining cycle.  His in-depth knowledge of the complexities and challenges of the regulatory regime impacting on businesses in Australia enables effective strategies to be developed through a solution focused approach.

Paul is also renowned for his expertise in managing complex corporate restructures and for providing advice on innovative (but compliant) contracting models to meet clients’ operational and business needs.

Paul’s standing as a market leading practitioner has enabled him to develop a practise which is truly national with a significant client base covering a diverse range of industries, including mining, energy, retail, manufacturing, finance, hospitality, emergency, financial services and construction.

To compliment the commercial acumen and technical expertise he has demonstrated in advising corporate clients, Paul is also renowned for his understanding of the complexities inherent in public sector employment arrangements, with strong relationships with agencies at the federal and state levels.

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Australia > Labour and employment

John Tuck (Melbourne) leads the labour and employment team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and undertakes investigations and litigation and advises on regulatory matters. The team handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work for private and public sector clients across a variety of sectors, including the energy and resources, education, financial services, public, media and entertainment, retail, logistics and transport industries. In particular, the team advises clients on enterprise bargaining and industrial relations issues, risk management and crisis response work, executive remuneration strategies, employment litigation and regulatory investigations. Paul Burns (Melbourne) is skilled in strategic labour relations work, advising on enterprise bargaining mandates and corporate restructurings. In team news, Graeme Watson joined the team following his role as an adviser to the Federal Government of Australia, Anthony Longland and Kirsty Faichen joined from Herbert Smith Freehills in November 2021, and Sarah Clarke, who is skilled in litigation and industrial matters, was promoted to partner in July 2020.