The new addition has been described as a 'workplace problem solver'
Colin Biggers & Paisley has upgraded its national employment and safety offering as Adam Foster joins the firm as a partner with the team in Melbourne.
Admitted to practice in 2012, Foster has more than a decade of experience advising his clients on best practice workplace policies in employment and industrial relations law.
Foster has been described as a “workplace problem solver”. Apart from guiding clients, navigating new issues in employment and industrial relations law as they emerge, and ensuring they are compliant from a regulatory perspective, Foster enjoys being able to help improve workplace relationships for the good of both the business and its workforce.
Colin Biggers & Paisley managing partner Nick Crennan said Foster’s expertise in employment and safety would prove especially helpful to the firm’s clients in the education, health, construction, faith-based enterprise, aged care, and not-for-profit sectors. Foster provides advice on policy and contract development, unfair dismissals, workplace investigations, enterprise bargaining, modern slavery compliance, and underpayment reviews and disputes, among other areas of law.
“Adam's appointment is a significant milestone for our practice as it reinforces our national offering and continues the growth of the Melbourne practice,” Crennan said. “I have no doubt that our clients – particularly those in the education sector – will benefit from Adam's extensive experience and insights.”
Commenting on his appointment, Foster said this was the right move for his clients, acknowledging Colin Biggers & Paisley leadership among national legal practices and the success of its property, corporate, and commercial teams.
“I'm confident my clients in the education, construction, manufacturing, and faith-based enterprise sectors will benefit from the practice's focus in these sectors,” Foster said. “I am looking forward to collaborating with a team of highly capable people in the employment and safety team – namely Megan Kavanagh, Kristen Lopes, and Greg McCann – and the excellent team members working with them. Together, we will continue to partner with our clients to harness their workforces and achieve their goals.”
The announcement comes just a few months after the appointment of employment and safety senior associate Madonna Galeano to the firm’s team in Brisbane.