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K&L Gates Strengthens Australian Safety and Industrial Law Capabilities with Addition of Melbourne Partner

7 February 2022

Melbourne – Global law firm K&L Gates continues to grow its Australian labour, employment and workplace safety team with the addition of partner Dominic Fleeton, who returns to K&L Gates’ Melbourne office from Kingston Reid.

An experienced safety and industrial relations lawyer and litigator, Fleeton works across a range of industries, including construction, to help clients achieve their goals, and is known for his ability to balance the robust pursuit and defence of claims and the management of clients' reputational outcomes.

Best Lawyers named Fleeton their "2022 Lawyer of the Year for Occupational Health and Safety Law, Melbourne." He has also been consistently recognised over the last few years in Best Lawyers and Doyle's Guide.

Fleeton commented: "I am thrilled to be joining the partnership of K&L Gates, to have the opportunity to again work with such a high calibre team and to continue to help clients navigate current and emerging workplace safety, industrial relations and employment law issues."

Nick Nichola, K&L Gates' Managing Partner, Australia, stated: "We are delighted to have Dominic back in the fold. His deep experience in safety and industrial relations continues the growth of our national labour, employment and workplace safety team who are helping Australian workplaces around the country adapt to the ever-changing landscape of regulation and new community expectations on employers."

Lawyers in K&L Gates’ labour, employment and workplace safety practice and Global Employer Solutions area advise Australian and international clients in many industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, manufacturing, transportation, broadcasting, construction, mining, energy and health care, on a variety of regional and cross-border labour and employment issues. With more than 200 lawyers, K&L Gates’ Global Employer Solutions team counsels corporations and entities across numerous countries and jurisdictions in meeting the challenges of their global business needs.

Fleeton is among more than 105 partners and of counsel who have joined across K&L Gates’ global platform since the start of 2020, also including labour and employment partners Stephen Hardy in the firm’s Sydney office in June of 2021, Brian Spang in Chicago earlier this month, and Craig Leen in Washington, D.C., and Eugene Ryu in Los Angeles during 2021.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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