Martin Osborne

Head of Brisbane; Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Martin Osborne

Martin Osborne

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Biography

Martin Osborne is a prominent lawyer in Employment and Industrial Relations law based in Brisbane.

Known for his attention to detail and focus on finding pragmatic solutions, Martin has advised clients in most industries and has particular experience in energy, resources, construction, government and quasi-government.

Martin enjoys getting results. Using his thorough, direct approach and attention to detail, his focus is on finding pragmatic solutions to his clients’ problems. He is experienced and well versed in all areas of workplace relations, both in an operations and a startup context, including:

  • development of employment and industrial relations strategy and arrangements;
  • negotiation of appropriate employment arrangements, including IR arrangements with relevant unions;
  • employment contract and policy drafting and interpretation;
  • strategic advice and representation in relation to issues surrounding dismissal and performance;
  • advice on employment issues in M&A transactions, including transfer of business issues, due diligence and contractual terms;
  • strategic and practical advice in relation to restructures and workplace change;
  • construction tender assessment and negotiation in relation to employment provisions in contracts;
  • review and drafting of employee relations management plans, and
  • advising and representing employers in relation to employment and industrial relations issues and disputes with employees and unions.

Martin regularly represents clients in employment related litigation in the various State and Federal employment and equal opportunity tribunals and courts.

 


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Knowledge

Whistleblowing laws in Australia

Thought leadership | June 26, 2019

#MeToo and Corporate Culture

Thought leadership | January 14, 2019

Employment and labor hub

Publication | December 2018

The role of whistleblowing in creating and maintaining a healthy corporate culture

Publication | July 2018