WELCOME TO EDGE LEGAL

We are Employment & Safety law specialists who help organisations deliver a 'results with respect' approach to managing people - not driven by compliance or fear of claims.

  • Our Vision. Creating results with respect workplaces.
  • Integration. We integrate with your team to show managers how to effectively manage people through respectful relationships.

We believe in integrating our skills to complement your individual team. Unlike traditional law firms, we do this by focusing on:

Actionable, tailored Training for HR teams and Managers

Tool-kit containing templates, checklists and know-how consistent with implementing our training

Team Support through a Help-Desk where we work with you on your matters as if we were ‘in-house’ assisting you to achieve the desired outcome

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Our approach is to manage most issues as performance (non-disciplinary) using a ‘crucial conversations’ framework supported by emails. This avoids formal processes and ‘builds the case’, which is far more effective including for termination of employment.

 

We deal with complaints and misconduct by using formal investigations and mediation as an option of last resort. We conduct and manage disciplinary processes and outcomes up to dismissal.

 

We adopt a proactive approach to fitness for work (capacity) issues with an increasing emphasis on understanding mental health issues. This includes requirements to undergo medical examinations, managing return to work plans and ongoing incapacity up to resolution.

Edge Legal is an integral partner to our fast paced, complex and entrepreneurial business. With a small in-house team, we require our external partners to operate more like an extension of our legal team with an in depth knowledge of the business.

We have had great success with our unique retainer model we developed with Edge Legal to support our HR/ER team.
Alice Polglase
General Manager - Risk & Sustainability, Cotton On Group

We do not charge for ‘time on the clock’. No billable hours means an integrated approach – rewarded by getting results and not by time spent getting it right.

We can help make your organisation legally compliant

We keep organisations legally compliant by providing user friendly documents and training HR to implement them. They are then reviewed annually to ensure continuance compliance as well as best practice.

  • Contracts of Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements.
  • Workplace Behaviour Policies and Procedures.
  • Employee entitlements, flexible work arrangements, and employer obligations under employment and WHS laws.
Proudly producing what we believe to be the world’s best-tasting and best-value salmon and seafood with over 1,200 employees, we care about what we do including our partnerships.

It has been our pleasure to work with Edge Legal and without question their pragmatic service focused support has been outstanding.
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Kaylene Little
Head of People, Culture & QA Tassal Group Limited

Top quality advice and attentive service

Contact us confidentially to see if we may be a good fit for each other.

We can help you with Specialist Projects

Expertise in one off or infrequent transactions where existing in-house skills need enhancing or complementing such as Workplace Investigations, Enterprise Bargaining, Safety Projects, and Change Management.

Costa is Australia’s largest integrated horticulture Company employing upwards of 7000 people annually.

Edge Legal works closely with our HR team and directly with Line leaders as part of the team when we make the decision. They also support the implementation of the decision and if need be advocates in the various jurisdictions. I value their advice and judgement.
Carl Phillips
GM Human Resources, Costa Food Group

What Our Clients Say

Dispute Resolution

Because most claims arise out of managing people, we ensure that you ‘build the case’ legally so your processes are not derailed. We can then represent you to resolve most claims quickly and economically at an early fixed cost, conciliation stage.

 

We are experienced advocates in all types of workplace disputes, including:

  • Unfair Dismissal claims.
  • Bullying and General Protections claims (e.g. adverse action claims).
  • Industrial Disputes as to Enterprise Agreements, Rights of Entry, and Bargaining in the Fair Work Commission.
  • Discrimination complaints in State Commissions/Tribunals.
  • Breach of Enterprise Agreements and Fair Work Act claims in the Federal Court.
  • Safety Prosecutions and Coronial Inquests.
  • Contractual disputes and enforcing post termination employee obligations in Courts.
As a radio network, we have a diverse workforce. This is spread across regional Australia and some metropolitan radio stations with no centralised HR function. In each of our 27 business units the GM is responsible for the HR function but they are not specialists.

The team at Edge Legal has been an integral part of our business.
Alison Cameron
Chief Executive Officer, Grant Broadcasters Media

Still have questions?

Are you dissatisfied with formal processes that don’t work? Our HR Legal Help-Desk enables you to integrate our specialist skills and approach into your team. That way you can be self-reliant in people management and continuously compliant.