Henry Skene is a partner in the Labour & Employment practice of Seyfarth Shaw Australia.
Henry is regularly identified as a leading lawyer in labour and employment law by international legal guides, including the Australian edition of Best Lawyers International and Chambers and Partners. Since 2008, he has been recognised in the area of labour and employment by Best Lawyers, and in 2013 he was awarded Best Lawyers' Melbourne Labour and Employment 'Lawyer of the Year’. In Chambers Asia-Pacific, Henry is described as a 'robust litigator' who 'inspires loyalty and a high degree of respect in his clients’.
Specialising in workplace relations strategy, Henry’s practice contemplates all aspects of workplace change strategy and execution, including enterprise bargaining, collective labour disputes and litigation, individual employment arrangements and litigation, and construction and infrastructure management. He has acted in many of the largest and most complex matters in this field. Henry has acted for major employers in workplace litigation in Federal and State jurisdictions, and regularly appears before Fair Work Australia.
His clients come from a range of industries, including mining and resources, construction and infrastructure projects, retail, manufacturing, professional services and energy. He has also acted for various public sector bodies in relation to compliance issues and workplace reform.