Kim Hodge provides strategic legal advice on industrial relations, employment and human resources matters. His expertise covers employment contracts and disputes; unfair and unlawful terminations; redundancies; complex and sensitive workplace investigations; performance management; restraints of trade; workplace health and safety; general protection claims; enterprise bargaining; and DEI and discrimination matters.

He advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters and represents clients before the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, Magistrates Court, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.

Kim works with clients across a number of different industries, including energy and resources, retail, engineering, utilities, education, life sciences and not-for-profit. He also has significant experience providing advice to the public and local government sectors.

Kim also assists human resource teams with their internal professional development training needs, as well as updating and auditing of HR policies and procedures. He also provides advice and assistance in work, health and safety investigations and regulatory matters.

His previous experience includes frontline human resources and employee relations roles for a major Australian resources company, working as a labour market economist and as a workplace and labour relations inspector for a public sector agency. Kim combines this practical understanding of day-to-day workplace matters with his technical legal skills to provide clients with commercially minded advice.

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  • Conducting independent workplace investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, racism, fraud, theft and conflicts of interest for private sector clients in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • Advising on contractual disputes and restraint of trade litigation.
  • Advising on unfair dismissal and general protections claims.
  • Advising on DEI and discrimination claims (at both the state and federal levels).
  • Advising on privacy and workplace surveillance matters.
  • Advising on workplace relations matters, including enterprise bargaining.
  • Advising on workers compensation and workplace health and safety matters, including dealing with regulatory investigations and litigation..
  • Advising on trade union rights of entry into workplaces.
  • Advising and assisting energy, life sciences and resource clients on ER/IR and employment law matters.
  • Advising on disciplinary and fitness for work disputes.
  • Advising on performance management and termination of employees.


  • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Laws, 2001
  • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Economics, 1995


  • High Court of Australia, 2019
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2002

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Industrial Relations Society of WA

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