Heidi Roberts

Partner. Melbourne.

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Heidi Roberts

Heidi is the firm’s Partner – Diversity and Inclusion and the Chair of Corrs’ Diversity Council.  In 18 years at Corrs, Heidi has worked across a broad range of the firm’s activities in legal practice and strategic business roles.

A highly regarded workplace relations lawyer, Heidi has been responsible for managing complex litigation and providing the highest quality strategic industrial relations and employment advice to large corporate and public sector clients.

A skilled strategist, Heidi has advised government and private clients on a broad range of overarching workplace policy matters and has presented workplace training programs to educate boards, employers and employees about safety, discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace.

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Heidi is the firm’s Partner – Diversity and Inclusion and the Chair of Corrs’ Diversity Council.  In 18 years at Corrs, Heidi has worked across a broad range of the firm’s activities in legal practice and strategic business roles.

A highly regarded workplace relations lawyer, Heidi has been responsible for managing complex litigation and providing the highest quality strategic industrial relations and employment advice to large corporate and public sector clients.

A skilled strategist, Heidi has advised government and private clients on a broad range of overarching workplace policy matters and has presented workplace training programs to educate boards, employers and employees about safety, discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Heidi led the development and start-up of Orbit, a Corrs owned legal resourcing business delivering best practice legal resources to our clients when they need it. A pioneer in the Australian legal market, Orbit has built a network of quality lawyers across Melbourne and Sydney who are ready to fill the temporary legal resourcing needs of our clients quickly.

Heidi was Corrs’ National Pro Bono partner from 2012 to 2016 and previously worked as a member of the human resources and marketing teams managing change projects.

“Best Lawyer - Employee Benefits and Labour & Employment” Best Lawyers Peer Review
Heidi Roberts

Heidi's Expertise

  • Civil Prosecution Successfully prosecuted the high profile and complex civil prosecution of former MP Craig Thomson for use of union money to pay for sexual services and other personal purchases.
  • Victorian Department of Education Defended the Victorian Department of Education against a claim made by the Australian Education Union for compensation and penalties due to alleged unlawful deductions from teacher salaries.
  • Victorian Government Providing strategic advice to the Victorian Government in respect of enterprise bargaining negotiations and responses to industrial action for various groups of public health sector workers.
  • Investigation into Sexual Harassment Complaint Managing the investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment against an Australian based CEO of a global group of companies
  • Workplace Relations Training Program Rolling out a state-wide training program educating managers how to deal with poor performance, allegations of misconduct and health and safety concerns.

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Employee Benefits and Labour & Employment” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2017

Heidi's Thinking

  • A regional guide to 'restrictive convenants' 28 March 2014
    This guide contains discussions on non-compete covenants, non-solicitation covenants and non-solicitation of employees’ clauses, issues relating to employee benefits, pension, stock plans and more.
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  • Legal Compliance in Australia 2 March 2010
    As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.
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Heidi's Leadership

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Graduate
  • Not for Profit Steering Committee Member
  • Harvard Business School High Potential Leadership Course 2007
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member