Mills Oakley strengthens workplace relations team with KWM hire

The new partner previously headed up Allens' national employment group

Mills Oakley strengthens workplace relations team with KWM hire

Mills Oakley has strengthened its workplace relations team with the appointment of Jamie Wells to the role of partner. Wells joins the firm’s Brisbane office after a seven-year stint with King & Wood Mallesons (KWM).

Prior to his tenure at KWM, Wells headed up the national employment group at Allens, where he was a partner for 13 years. According to Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker, Wells’ appointment demonstrates the firm’s commitment to enhancing its national workplace relations practice.

“Unlike at many other firms, where workplace relations is simply an adjunct to transactional work, the Mills Oakley workplace relations team has a genuine national footprint covering the full range of advisory and litigation services across employment, industrial, and WHS,” Nerurker said. “Adding a high calibre, senior workplace relations expert in Jamie further strengthens our credentials.”

Wells specialises in handling employment and industrial relations matters such as executive employment disputes, statutory compliance and insolvency-related employment issues. He also provides strategic advice on employment aspects of major corporatizations, restructures and privatisations in several Australian states.

He has represented numerous clients across heavily unionised sectors, such as transport and logistics, infrastructure, and resources.

Wells commenced with Mills Oakley last week. He is joined by former KWM lawyer Alex Nicolaidis.

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