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Elizabeth Aitken

Partner, National Head of Workplace Relations & Safety

Liz is an award-winning workplace relations lawyer bringing knowledge, experience and passion to her work.

With a track record of delivering strong client-focused results, Liz’s drive and dynamism make her sought-after as an HR business partner and legal advisor. Her talent is turning workforce challenges into opportunities for positive cultural change, increased productivity and advancement of business goals.

Liz was previously a partner at a national mid-tier law firm. She has held a range of executive and board positions for professional associations, including Victorian Women Lawyers and the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workplace Relations Section.

In 2015, Liz was named Young Gun of the Year at the Australian Women in Law Awards.

In 2018, she was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the youngest partner appointed among participating Australian law firms.

Liz regularly speaks at professional conferences and events – headlining alongside business, political and government leaders like Lord Mayor Sally Capp, Lee Lin Chin and Commissioner Kate Jenkins – as well as featuring in major news publications.

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Elizabeth Aitken

Partner, National Head of Workplace Relations & Safety

Liz is an award-winning workplace relations lawyer bringing knowledge, experience and passion to her work.

With a track record of delivering strong client-focused results, Liz’s drive and dynamism make her sought-after as an HR business partner and legal advisor. Her talent is turning workforce challenges into opportunities for positive cultural change, increased productivity and advancement of business goals.

Liz was previously a partner at a national mid-tier law firm. She has held a range of executive and board positions for professional associations, including Victorian Women Lawyers and the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workplace Relations Section.

In 2015, Liz was named Young Gun of the Year at the Australian Women in Law Awards.

In 2018, she was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the youngest partner appointed among participating Australian law firms.

Liz regularly speaks at professional conferences and events – headlining alongside business, political and government leaders like Lord Mayor Sally Capp, Lee Lin Chin and Commissioner Kate Jenkins – as well as featuring in major news publications.

Liz’s main areas of practice are:

Workplace Relations & Safety

Liz holds the following qualifications and achievements:

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) / Bachelor of Laws (University of Melbourne) - 2011
MAHRI, Australian Human Resources Institute
'Young Gun of the Year' at the Australian Women in Law Awards

Liz is a member of the following:

Executive Committee, Law Institute of Victoria Workplace Relations Section
Australian Human Resources Institute
Victorian Women Lawyers
Industrial Relations Society of Victoria

Liz’s breadth of experience across workplace relations and safety law includes significant advisory, advocacy and litigation experience. This includes:

Successfully representing major insurers and State Government bodies in complex litigation in the FWC, Federal and Supreme Courts, anti-discrimination tribunals and equal opportunity commissions
Successfully defending a workplace bullying claim in the Fair Work Commission – one of the first decisions around ‘reasonable management action’ and now a leading judgment
Advising a major ASX-listed natural gas infrastructure provider on the remodelling of its contingent workforce (including the terms of engagement for over a thousand independent contractors) and the operation of nation-wide labour hire licensing laws
Acting as an independent investigator for a public hospital examining complex and long-term allegations of misconduct against a senior manager. The Investigation Report was subsequently scrutinised and upheld in the course of Fair Work proceedings
Advising education providers and other employers and service providers on the operation of anti-discrimination laws in employment and the provision of services
Advising a national franchise on historic underpayment of wages and its strategy in working with the regulator towards rectification and avoidance of prosecution
Obtaining a rarely-awarded certificate from a Deputy Fair Work Commissioner that the applicant had ‘no prospect of success’ in their claim

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That’s why we offer a free 15-minute first consult for all new clients.

If you need confidential obligation-free advice, contact us today.

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