Helene Lee

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Helene Lee

Helene Lee



Helene Lee is an employment and labour lawyer based in Melbourne.

Helene advises employers on all areas of employment, industrial relations and anti-discrimination law. This includes advising clients on contracts of employment, performance and conduct management issues, restructuring and termination of employment. She is also experienced in advising on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and transfer of business. Helene’s industrial experience includes strategic industrial relations planning, industrial action and negotiating and drafting enterprise agreements. She also conducts workplace investigations and litigation on behalf of her clients (including unfair dismissal, adverse action and breach of contract claims).

Her experience in-house, including three years as General Counsel, HR Legal Services at Telstra, provided Helene with an invaluable insight into clients’ drivers and requirements and the importance of clear, timely and practical advice. She adopts a commercial and pragmatic approach in advising clients while maintaining the highest standard of legal advice at all times.

Helene provides advice to clients in the finance and banking, manufacturing, energy, transport, health, telecommunications and construction sectors.

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia 1998
  • Supreme Court of Victoria 1996


Changing the law for casual employees

Publication | April 26, 2021

Doing business in the gig economy: A global guide for employers

Publication | December 23, 2020

Marketplace: Franchising and consumer markets insights

Thought leadership | October 27, 2020

Employment policies and franchisees

Publication | October 26, 2020