HFW loses partner to Australian labor law firm Kingston Reid

Australian employment law firm Kingston Reid has hired a partner from international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW).

Melbourne-based Brendan Milne has expertise in industrial disputes and corporate negotiation and has been involved in some of Australia’s largest and most complex industrial disputes over the past decade, including sectors such as stevedoring, mining and construction, Kingston Reid said.

“We are delighted to have a lawyer of Brendan’s caliber join our growing ranks, having identified him some time ago as someone who would be a perfect addition to the team,” the firm’s managing partner said. , Alice DeBoos, in a statement. .

Milne’s experience with complex industrial relations issues, including corporate negotiation and other labor disputes, as well as his work advising on all aspects of the employment relationship, will make him a valuable resource. for business customers, she said.

Kingston Reid was created in 2019 by 28 lawyers who left K&L Gates. In February, he lost a partner when one of the 28 lawyers who defected to start the firm returned to K&L Gates as a partner.

Since its inception, Kingston Reid has grown its number of partners, opened an office in Brisbane and built a team of over 70 people in four states. She also started a human resources consulting firm called Azuhr.

HFW was contacted to comment on Milne’s departure from the company.

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