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Andrew Wheeldon

Andrew Wheeldon is a special counsel in the firm's Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice. He is an experienced employment, industrial relations and workplace safety lawyer with extensive experience assisting clients with complex and varied employment, industrial relations and safety issues across the full spectrum of the employment relationship.  He prides himself in providing pragmatic and commercially sensible advice and representation, including in respect of complex employee management issues, enterprise bargaining, contractual arrangements and post-employment obligations, workplace policies and procedures, disciplinary matters, discrimination and termination of employment.  

Andrew has also acted in significant employment litigation, representing clients in the Fair Work Commission and state and federal Courts regarding unfair dismissal, discrimination and general protections claims, enterprise bargaining disputes and enforcement of post-employment obligations.  

Andrew advises clients in a wide range of industries, including medical, agribusiness, construction, energy and resources, government departments and government-owned corporations. 

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Andrew worked with employment, industrial relations and workplace safety clients at national and international law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom.  Most recently, Andrew worked in the Employment team at a large London-based firm. 

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ for Labour and Employment Law, 2023-2025
  • Listed by Doyle's Guide as a Rising Star for Employment & WHS Law – Queensland, 2023
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