Kate Peterson has been promoted to the position of Director at Workdynamic Australia. Kate’s significant contribution as Executive Counsel over the past 3 years to the firm’s specialist employment law practice has been recognised by this appointment.
“I am delighted to be commencing as a director at Workdynamic Australia, and look forward to continuing to work with clients and colleagues to strengthen our market-leading practice and our uniquely innovative and personable culture.” – Kate Peterson
Kate provides advice and representation for clients across a range of industries, and in matters requiring sophisticated strategic judgment and exceptional technical legal skills. Her outstanding knowledge and practical experience in workforce restructuring, including the successful planning of consultation, redeployment and redundancy processes in unionised sectors have benefited many Workdynamic clients. Kate’s technical capability and interpersonal skills make her a sought after investigator, particularly in complex and sensitive matters. A skilled litigator with experience in the conduct of complex Federal Circuit Court litigation and as an advocate in the Fair Work Commission and Coronial Courts, Kate is also a key part of the Workdynamic litigation team.
Kate commenced with Workdynamic Australia in January 2016. She previously practised as a Senior Associate in the Workplace Relations team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and prior to that as a Workplace Relations and Safety Lawyer at Clayton Utz.
Kate’s outstanding experience in this specialist practice area is also reflected in her role as an Adjunct Lecturer teaching Advanced Employment Law and Workplace Investigations to postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.
Workdynamic also takes the opportunity to congratulate Kate on the birth of her first child in January 2019. While Kate’s promotion to Director became effective during her parental leave, we look forward to welcoming her return later in 2019 when she will resume her role in our leadership team. Until then the Workdynamic team can be contacted through any of the other Directors.