Paul Vane-Tempest

Paul Vane-Tempest

Partner based in Canberra

Paul Vane-Tempest

Paul Vane-Tempest is a partner in our employment practice

​Paul specialises in employment, government, litigation and dispute resolution, work health and safety, workplace relations and workplace training. Paul practises in all aspects of employment and industrial relations as well as administrative law, contracting and complex procurement processes.

Paul also advises on discrimination issues (including complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission); investigations of breaches of the APS Code of Conduct; reviewable actions; Royal Commissions and Commissions of inquiry and provides probity advice.

Paul advises a range of government and private sector clients on all aspects of employment and workplace relations. This includes the drafting and negotiating of contracts, collective agreements, individual workplace agreements, determinations and other material relating to employment terms and conditions. It also involves dealing with disputes and industrial actions.

Paul has appeared as an advocate in the Federal and NSW jurisdictions for various employers in industrial disputes, contractual issues and unfair dismissals. Paul has also advised government clients on probity issues in sensitive, high risk procurement processes. He also acts for government clients in administrative law challenges in the Federal Court and in Royal Commissons and Commissions of Inquiry.