Jacquie Seemann, Partner, Thomson Geer, Sydney
Jacquie has practised employment and education law since 1990, in both New South Wales and Victoria.
She has guided clients through three major reforms to the federal industrial relations system, and is now enjoying advising them on the system created by the Fair Work Act 2009.
An experienced litigator in employment and industrial relations, Jacquie has specialist expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract claims, industrial disputes, and prosecutions for breach of awards, industrial and safety laws. She is a tough negotiator, and looks for commercial and non-litigious solutions where possible.
Jacquie works in both the public and private sectors, and her expertise spans a wide range of industries including education, health and aged care, community services, financial services, IT, retail, manufacturing, transport and agribusiness.
Jacquie’s education sector clients cover the education lifecycle, including preschools, schools, universities and other post-secondary education providers. She advises these clients not only on employment-related issues but also on the broadest range of education law issues. Jacquie is the NSW Chapter Vice President for the Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association.
Jacquie has been recognised by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2014 – 2017) in the area of Labour and Employment Law. She is a leading practitioner in discrimination law, and an industry leader in designing and presenting tailored compliance training programs for employers.