Michael Kay, Employment Partner, Lexology Client Choice Winner for Australia

October 14 2021

Wallmans Lawyers would like to congratulate Partner, Michael Kay, Employment, Safety and Workers Compensation, for his international recognition in the 2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards, which were announced in London on 14th October 2021.

Michael was the sole Client Choice winner, in all of Australia, in the category of Employment and Labour Law. Established in 2005, Lexology’s Client Choice recognises legal professionals around the world for their exceptional client service (including the quality of their service). Uniquely, lawyers are nominated only by corporate counsel, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.

In 2021 the Client Choice Awards recognised 593 winners across 73 jurisdictions worldwide.  Michael was rated on key client service criteria including quality of advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics.

Michael has been a Partner of Wallmans for over seven years and has been practicing exclusively in Employment law for over 16 years. Michael has also been repeatedly recognised in award excellence programs such as Best Lawyers in Australia for Employment Law and Occupational Health and Safety Law and in Doyles Guide to “Leading Employment Lawyers”, and “Leading Workplace Health and Safety Lawyers”.

Michael assists his employer clients with advice, strategy and representation relating to all aspects of the employment relationship. Michael has significant expertise advising on (and defending disputes relating to) terminating employment, work health and safety, injury and absence management, performance management, workers’ compensation, complex workplace investigations, investigations and prosecutions by regulatory bodies, contracts and industrial instruments, allegations of bullying and harassment, redundancies and restructures, privacy and FOI, whistleblowing and ICAC, general protections claims, and all matters arising under anti-discrimination law. Michael is also a sought after speaker at national conferences, industry bodies and is often is invited to comment by media on employment law issues.

Commenting on the award, Michael stated:

We have worked very hard to ensure that our client service (particularly in terms of timeliness, quality, value and commerciality) is a genuine “point of difference” between us and other providers. Consequently, it was wonderful to learn that we received this award based on criteria that are fundamental to the way that we service our clients. That we received this Award on the international stage, amongst amazing talent across Australia, is a reflection of how fortunate we are to work with the clients we do.

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