Rosemary Roach

Consultant. Perth.

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Rosemary is recognised by her clients for producing timely, high quality and considered work. This has enabled her to become a trusted adviser across a varied and complex range of workplace relations matters.

As a former industrial relations manager with Qantas, she understands what it's like to be on the client's side, and is able to leverage her expertise for their advantage. She has acted for a number of large corporates, including BP Australia, Serco and Ramsay Health Care.

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Rosemary is recognised by her clients for producing timely, high quality and considered work. This has enabled her to become a trusted adviser across a varied and complex range of workplace relations matters.

As a former industrial relations manager with Qantas, she understands what it's like to be on the client's side, and is able to leverage her expertise for their advantage. She has acted for a number of large corporates, including BP Australia, Serco and Ramsay Health Care.

Whether appearing in arbitration proceedings before the Fair Work Commission, or navigating through sensitive workplace investigations such as harassment or fraud, Rosemary can be relied upon for her pragmatic and thoughtful approach.

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“Provides thoughtful and clear advice. She is responsive and unflappable.” Workplace relations client

Rosemary's Expertise

  • Newcastle Port Corporation Advised Newcastle Port Corporation in relation to the negotiation of the Marine Pilots EBA. This involved use of the consent arbitration provisions of the Fair Work Act to bring about a resolution of the negotiations without industrial action, and delivered wage outcomes which met the Corporation’s objectives.
  • Organisational restructure Advised a major Religious Body in relation to a significant restructure and the consequences for the organisation’s employment and industrial arrangements. This included advising on the transfer of business provisions of the Fair Work Act, strategies to minimise the requirement to make severance payments and advising in relation to consultation obligations.
  • Brunel Technical Services Offshore Acted for Brunel Technical Services Offshore in an arbitration before Fair Work Australia in relation to a dispute arising under an enterprise agreement, concerning payment for pre-start meetings. The company’s interpretation of the enterprise agreement was upheld.
  • Serco Australia Acted for Serco Australia in a range of matters, including an administrative law matter before the Supreme Court of Western Australia commenced by a prisoner of Acacia Prison.
  • Complex workplace investigations Assisted numerous clients manage complex workplace investigations into allegations of bullying, fraud and harassment.

What others say

  • “Clients praise Rosemary Roach's clear, understandable advice, saying: 'She doesn't bog you down too much with too many scenarios, but focuses on practical applications. ” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013
  • “Leading Lawyer - Employment” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2010-2013
  • “Rosemary provides thoughtful and clear advice. She is responsive and unflappable.” Workplace relations client

Rosemary's Thinking

  • The 12 Myths of Christmas 7 December 2015
    How employers can avoid common misunderstandings which arise in Australian workplaces during the festive season.
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  • Navigating the Fair Work Laws 1 September 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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  • 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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Rosemary's Leadership

  • Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia Member
  • Ardoch Literacy Buddies program Member
  • Law Society of Western Australia Member