Claire Brattey

Special Counsel

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An astute employment and labour lawyer who has worked across a variety of sectors including banking and finance, facilities management, construction, mining and health care, Claire has assisted clients with numerous industrial campaigns and employment relation management plans.

Claire is known for her ability to work with clients to both design and implement a strategy that matches their deliverables. She is able to assist her clients effectively and with minimum disruption, whether acting as a negotiator or mediator or when representing their interests in the Fair Work Commission or the Courts.

As well as being an Australian lawyer, Claire originally qualified in Scotland and worked as an employment lawyer in the UK for over 10 years. As a dual qualified lawyer, she is able to bring her global experience to assist her clients in resolving issues.

Key deals

Glencore Group

Advised on responding to a good faith bargaining application, suspension of protected industrial action and an application to terminate an existing enterprise agreement.

Nomura Plc

Advised and represented in three high level discrimination complaints on the grounds of sex and race.

BHP Coal

Advised and representing in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court in general protections claims and common law tort claims arising from industrial action taken across eight mines.

Endeavour Foundation

Advised and represented in relation to the Modern Award Review concerning the Supported Employment Services Award.