Kellie EdwardsAdmitted to the Bar in 2005

Areas of Practice

  • Industrial
  • Employment
  • Discrimination/Human Rights
  • Restraints of Trade
  • Administrative Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Inquests
  • Investigations
  • Mediation
  • Trade Practices
  • Common Law

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Since being called to the bar, Kellie has maintained a diverse practice while continuing to specialise in employment/industrial and discrimination jurisdictions. She regularly delivers CPD/CLE seminars for the profession including: “The Changing Landscape of Employment Law”; “Update on Discrimination Law”; “Negotiating Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in the Context of Disability Discrimination Legislation”; “Dealing with Problematic employees: the Importance of a good Complaints Handling Procedure”; and the “$37 million Question: Harassment and Discrimination in New South Wales”. She has also written for the National Workplace Relations loose-leaf service published by Thomson Legal publishers and is an accredited mediator.

Prior to being called to the bar, Kellie was an Associate at Dibbs Barker Gosling (now Dibbs Barker) specializing in employment and discrimination law from 2001 until 2005. Kellie was also a member of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal sitting in the Equal Opportunity Division from 1997 until 2003.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Kellie worked in both private enterprise and government, including the Office of Youth Affairs, the NSW Department of Industrial Relations and the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training. She also lectured in social and political theory in the Humanities Faculty of the University of Technology, Sydney, and ran her own consulting company. She continues to guest lecture in law at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Qualifications: BA (Comm) (Hons-1st) UTS and LLB (Hons-1st) USyd, LEADR Accredited Mediator, BarADR Approved Arbitrator

Recent cases include:

Edwards v State of New South Wales [2015] FCCA 124 (17 February 2015) (for the Respondent)

Innes v Rail Corporation of NSW (No 2) [2013] FMCA 36 (1 February 2013)

Kujundzic v MAS National & Ors [2013] FMCA 8

Richard Plunkett and Silverbrook Research Pty Limited [2012] NSWIRComm 22 (23 March 2012) (lead by Max Kimber SC)

Noble v Baldwin &Anor [2011] FMCA 283 (28 April 2011)

Chacon v Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd [2011] NSWADT 72 (6 April 2011)

Nikolich v Goldman Sach JB Were Services Pty Ltd [2006] FCA 784 lead by (Kylie Nomchong SC)

Kalim v Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT) Pty Ltd [2008] NSWADT 135 (13 May 2008)

Delaney v Director-General, NSW Department of Health [2009] NSWADT 148 (18 June 2009)

Parmar v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (includes erratum dated 7 July 2011) [2011] FCA 760 (7 July 2011)

Darcy (bht Diane Aldridge) v State of New South Wales [2011] NSWCA 413 (21 December 2011) (lead by Dr Chris Birch)

Douglas v Department of Land and Housing [2011] FMCA 1028 (22 December 2011)

Harwood v State of New South Wales (Department of Education and Training) [2012] FCA 264 (21 March 2012)

Adjapawn v University of New England [2008] NSWADT 209 (30 July 2008)

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