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15 January 2018 New Partner Joins Employment Team

Swaab are delighted to welcome new partner Michael Byrnes to the firm's Employment Practice.

Michael brings with him over 21 years' experience in employment law with a speciality in Workplace relations, Employment and Safety. Michael's broad range of experience includes employment contract negotiation, employment law aspects of corporate transactions and appearing as an advocate in various courts, tribunals and commissions, which include common law employment litigation, industrial disputes, unfair dismissal hearings, work health and safety plea hearings and coronial inquests.

Michael said he is excited about joining Swaab Attorneys and the opportunity to work closely with the existing Employment Team, Richard Ottley and Simon Obee.

"I am pleased to be joining such a dynamic and energetic partnership. I look forward to collaborating with my well-respected colleagues in the Employment Team and contributing to the future of the firm."

Managing Partner, Mary Digiglio commented, "It is wonderful to be able to announce Michael's arrival at Swaab Attorneys. Michael is a great cultural fit for Swaab and is welcomed by our existing Employment Team. Michael's skills both complement and add a new dimension to our existing employment practice. Given the needs of our clients in this area, we are pleased to be able to offer a broader employment service to the market."

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