Ms Jacquie Seemann > Thomson Geer > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer
Level 14, 60 Martin Place

Work Department

Employment law




Jacquie Seemann has practised employment law, discrimination law and education law since 1990.  Her sports law practice has grown naturally from these other areas since 2006.

She has guided clients through four major reforms to the federal industrial relations system.

An experienced litigator in employment and industrial relations, Jacquie has specialist expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract claims, industrial disputes, and prosecutions for breach of awards, industrial laws and safety laws. She is a tough negotiator, and looks for commercial and non-litigious solutions where possible.

Jacquie works in both the public and private sectors, and her expertise spans a wide range of industries including education, sport, health and aged care, community services, financial services, IT, retail, manufacturing, transport and agribusiness.

Jacquie’s education sector clients cover the education lifecycle, including preschools, schools, universities and other post-secondary education providers. She advises these clients not only on employment-related issues but also on the broadest range of education law issues. Jacquie is NSW Chapter Vice President for the Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association.

Jacquie’s sports law clients include sports clubs and their owners, representative sports associations, employer associations, and disability services organisations.  She is Honorary Solicitor for a community-based State sports association covering 15 sports.

Jacquie has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018 & 2019) for her work in Labour and Employment law; by Doyle’s Guide (2018 – 2019) as a recommended Employment lawyer; and by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in Labour and Employment Law (2014-2020), Employee Benefits Law (2019 & 2020) and Occupational Health & Safety Law (2020).

Jacquie co-authored the employment law chapter in Higher Education and the Law (Federation Press, 2015); and the chapter on issues and challenges facing schools in relation to religion in The Palgrave Handbook of Education Law for Schools (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

A sought-after speaker at conferences, Jacquie is also a guest lecturer in employment law at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.  Participant/audience reactions to her presentations are extremely positive


  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association (NSW Chapter Vice President)
  • Australian Labour Law Association (NSW Committee Member)
  • Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association
  • NSW Industrial Relations Society
  • NSW Equal Opportunity Practitioners Association
  • Women Lawyers NSW


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Sydney