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Sophie Baartz

Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Ms. Baartz is a lawyer in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety team in our Sydney office. She has experience advising large and medium private sector companies on a broad range of employment matters including restructures, performance management and termination of employment. She regularly acts for clients in defending unfair dismissal, bullying and general protections claims as well as assisting in breach of contract matters. Ms Baartz also has extensive experience in industrial relations including developing and advising on effective bargaining strategies and responding to protected and unprotected industrial action.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Baartz worked in an international law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Baartz gained the following experience:
  • Assisting in defending general protections, unfair dismissal and bullying claims for private sector clients
  • Representing a global company in a dispute lodged under an enterprise agreement
  • Assisting in defending breach of contract claims
  • Drafting and providing advice on the implementation of new employment contracts
  • Advising a client on employment related matters in a transfer of business
  • Development and implementing of effective bargaining strategies for new enterprise agreements
  • Advising clients on compliance with the introduction of new construction industry standards
  • Assisting private sector clients with compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and relevant modern awards.