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Heidi Roberts

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A highly regarded workplace relations lawyer, Heidi is our partner for diversity and inclusion and is the chair of our Diversity Council.

During her 18 years at the firm, Heidi has worked across a broad range of activities in both legal practice and strategic business roles.

She has advised government and private clients on a broad range of overarching workplace policy matters, has managed significant industrial litigation and has presented workplace training programs to educate boards, employers and employees about safety, discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Heidi led the development and start-up of the Corrs Group Business Orbit Legal Resources, and was Corrs’ national pro bono partner from 2012 to 2016.

She is a Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Key deals

Civil Prosecution

Successfully prosecuted the high profile and complex civil prosecution of former MP Craig Thomson for use of union money to pay for sexual services and other personal purchases.

Victorian Department of Education

Defended the Victorian Department of Education against a claim made by the Australian Education Union for compensation and penalties due to alleged unlawful deductions from teacher salaries.

Victorian Government

Providing strategic advice to the Victorian Government in respect of enterprise bargaining negotiations and responses to industrial action for various groups of public health sector workers.

Investigation into Sexual Harassment Complaint

Managing the investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment against an Australian based CEO of a global group of companies.

Workplace Relations Training Program

Rolling out a state-wide training program educating managers how to deal with poor performance, allegations of misconduct and health and safety concerns.