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Richard Ottley

Partner
Employment and workplace relations, Franchising, Commercial

Richard Ottley has a particular focus on employment law and franchising. He qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1983. After extensive experience in the United Kingdom and Australia, Richard joined Swaab Attorneys in 1997. Richard is also a Notary Public and qualified mediator.

At Swaab Attorneys, Richard Ottley combines his commercial expertise with his employment law practice.  He has established the franchising operations for 3 national franchisors. He advises franchisees in relation to their franchise agreements and associated collateral documentation. He also regularly advises in relation to defamation issues. His employment law practice consists of drafting employment agreements and contractor agreements, advising on award coverage, statutory entitlements and the rights and obligations of both employees and employers including under the Fair Work Act, and whether restraint of trade clauses are enforceable.  He also advises in connection with disciplining and termination of employees including unfair dismissal claims, claims for adverse action and discrimination based claims.

Expertise
  • Employment Law
  • Franchising
  • Commercial law
  • Defamation
Leadership roles
  • Notary Public having been admitted in 2006
  • Member of LEADR having qualified as a mediator in 2003
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
rbo@swaab.com.au
+61 2 9233 5544
 
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Association Memberships
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
  • 2017 - Winner Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards