Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has today announced that prominent employment and labour practitioners Kirsty Faichen and Anthony Longland are joining the firm as partners.

Kirsty and Anthony’s expertise includes front end advisory work and strategic planning, the management of industrial disputes and change processes.

Kirsty has more than 15 years of experience advising clients across Australia and the UK, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, resources and government sectors.

Anthony has more than 20 years’ experience advising on significant matters across the mining & resources, energy generation, utilities and oil & gas sectors.

Corrs CEO Gavin MacLaren said: “Kirsty and Anthony both have very strong backgrounds in industrial relations and their expertise will be helpful to our clients as they respond to changes in the way we work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to have them join the Corrs partnership.”

Corrs Head of Employment and Labour John Tuck added: “These partners are great additions to our team, and follow on from the appointment of The Honourable Graeme Watson as an employment and labour partner earlier this year.”

Kirsty will join Corrs from the Brisbane office of Herbert Smith Freehills where she has been a partner since 2012, while Anthony joins Corrs from the Perth office of Herbert Smith Freehills where he has been a partner since 2003.