Justine Turnbull - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Justine Turnbull

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 61 2 8256 0400

Justine brings together her extensive legal skills and strong industry knowledge to provide practical and commercial advice on a broad range of employment related matters, in particular, employment and post-employment obligations and disputes, executive employment arrangements and discrimination and harassment claims and investigations. She has experience in advising major companies in a range of industries including financial services, media, gaming, retail, manufacturing and distribution, resources, recruitment, property and ports and logistics.

Justine also has experience in working as an in-house legal adviser with a large Australian listed entity which gives her a deep understanding of clients’ commercial and operational needs.

Justine was included in the Best Lawyers Employee Benefits list for 2012 and 2013 and the Employment list for 2013. She is a contributing author of the 2014 LexisNexis publications on Paid Parental Leave and Bullying.

Justine has assisted:

  • An international fund manager in its employment and remuneration arrangements with senior executives in Australia and the UK
  • The Star casino in sensitive human resources matters and investigations
  • The Australian Securities Exchange, the Australian Rugby Union and other companies in the appointment of their Chief Executive Officer
  • A number of investments banks in human resources matters and related training in retention, performance management and workplace behavior
  • Two international accounting firms in sensitive human resources matters and investigations
  • Two international fashion retailers in establishing their Australian workforce
  • An international food manufacturer in business restructures and sensitive transfers and terminations

Justine has represented:

  • A major Australian media organisation in a discrimination claim brought by a former newspaper editor
  • A major Australian supermarket distribution business in restraint proceedings against a senior executive
  • A leading Australian stevedore in sexual harassment proceedings brought by a stevedore

Justine has a particular passion for key people management and retention as a driver for business success. She has a reputation for involving herself in her clients’ businesses and so by understanding commercial drivers is able to offer practical workplace solutions.

University of SydneyLL.B

Office Location

Level 40,
Governor Phillip Tower
One Farrer Place
Sydney, NSW 2000

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law