Henry Davis York is a market leading, dynamic and diverse law firm. We transform ideas and knowledge into outcomes that count for our clients, our people and our community.
We advise a range of clients including some of Australia’s most iconic businesses, the Big 6 Australian Banks and other financial institutions, government departments and agencies, regulatory bodies, corporates, fund managers and infrastructure developers.
Founded in 1893, our history is an important part of who we are today. We believe in building relationships with our clients and with our people that have longevity.
Workplace Relations Law Practice:
Henry Davis York’s workplace relations and safety team assist clients navigate the complex maze of employment and safety rights and obligations in a way that is aligned to their unique operational needs and strategic objectives.
The firm works with some of the biggest employers in Australia in the corporate, government and financial services sectors.
They advise over 30 government organisations on a full range of employment, industrial relations and safety matters. HDY works for both Commonwealth and NSW government agencies such as the Department of Defence, Transport for NSW, NSW Police Force and NSW Health and numerous local government agencies, including the City of Sydney and Waverley Council.
The team also acts for the biggest private sector employers in Australia including Woolworths, 2 of the Big 4 Australian Banks and large insurers. They frequently advise these clients on their most sensitive matters. The firm often works with clients on short notice, resolving disputes and protect their business interests. This includes making and defending urgent applications for injunctive relief, conducting workplace investigations, as well as attending critical safety incidents or dealing with industrial action as a corporate ‘first responder’.
Clients highlight the firm’s in-depth expertise, as well as its understanding of the commercial context in which their businesses operate: “They are very good at what they do, but more importantly, they understand our business very well.”