Nicola Martin is a partner in the Labour & Employment Practice Group. She is a highly regarded lawyer with two decades’ experience advising clients on the full spectrum of employment relations, industrial relations and human resources matters.
Nicola’s focus is on how she can best support her clients in their strategic objectives, while navigating a heavily regulated environment. She is not only reactive to their issues, but also particularly enjoys rolling out proactive training to boards, management, HR teams and employees on employment issues. Nicola often guides clients through discrimination, bullying and harassment issues, as well as the day-to-day aspects of the employment life cycle, including advice around recruitment, managing employee performance and conduct issues, workplace change and redundancies, drafting and reviewing employment and contractor agreements, conducting workplace investigations, restraint of trade queries, drafting collective agreements and advising on terminations. She has a particular interest in global mobility issues and enjoys providing support to the Corporate team, providing advice on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Nicola regularly represents clients in a variety of courts and tribunals, including the Federal Court, Supreme Court and Fair Work Commission.
Secondments to a major financial institution, a transport corporation and a multinational infrastructure organisation have provided Nicola with invaluable insights into her clients’ priorities and how to support them achieve their people and culture objectives. Nicola’s practical, commercial advice is valued by senior management, boards and HR teams within multinational corporations, insurers, SMEs and family-owned enterprises in the private sector, as well as government and other public sector clients.