Jennifer Wyborn

Clayton Utz
Partner Canberra

[Jennifer] is very good at the stakeholder management piece, she is always proficient in her delivery of advice and is an exceptional lawyer. She has excellent presentation skills, and she is very good technically.

– Client Government Department


Jennifer is a highly regarded employment lawyer and a recognised leader in her field, sought after for her strategic prowess in resolving complex employment and industrial relations issues. With nearly two decades of experience spanning both government and private sectors, she specialises in navigating the complete spectrum of workplace relations, employment, and safety matters.

As an accredited specialist in employment and industrial relations, Jennifer employs a strategic approach to tackle intricate employment and industrial matters for her diverse clientele. She delivers favourable outcomes in diverse legal challenges, from internal employment dispute resolutions to intricate enterprise agreements and litigation within the Fair Work Commission and courts.

Notable Work
  • Strategic guidance: partners with public sector clients, tertiary institutions and private sector clients, including Commonwealth government departments and agencies, construction companies, Universities and mining companies, on managing complex employment and human resources challenges.
  • Serious and complex workplace investigations: managing investigations, crises, conduct issues and integrity disclosures across all sectors, including preserving evidence, taking statements, and delivering pragmatic outcomes.
  • Complex employment, discrimination and industrial litigation: extensive experience in all jurisdictions, ranging from the Commissions and Tribunals through to the High Court.
  • Transfers of business: advises on structuring labor relationships, navigating legal implications of transfers, and analysing employee entitlements for informed decision-making.
  • Industrial relations strategies: formulating and implementing strategies for negotiations, dispute resolution, and litigation before various courts.
  • Enterprise agreements: guides the drafting, negotiation, and compliance for both public and private clients, ensuring engagement, good faith bargaining, and regulatory adherence.
  • Work health and safety: assists clients in developing risk management plans, handling compliance investigations, and managing incidents effectively.
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