Leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson Lawyers announced today the appointment of Nathan Roberts as a partner in the national Employment Relations and Safety team.

This appointment supports three key strategic areas of focus for McCullough Robertson:

  • Sydney and New South Wales growth;
  • adding further depth to the specialist Government team; and
  • strengthening the national employment relations and safety practice.

Mr Roberts' practice focuses on work health and safety, employment and administrative law. He has particular experience in the transport, mining and government sectors and is extremely well regarded by both his private and public sector clients.

The addition of Mr Roberts to the partnership also supports McCullough Robertson's continued growth plans for their Sydney offering.

"On the back of Stephen Iu's recent appointment to the Sydney Corporate team, Nathan Roberts' appointment is extremely exciting for our Sydney office, the continued growth of which is integral to the future of McCullough Robertson as we adapt to meet new world challenges and head towards our 100th year and beyond. Quality lawyers and great people are fundamental to our commitment to our clients' success, and Nathan is a great cultural fit for our 'down to earth', commercial 'Big firm without the attitude' culture."

Guy Humble, Joint Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson

Nathan joins national Government partners Matt McMillan, Amber Sharp, Jason Munstermann, Evan Economo, Chris Nielsen, Ben Mortimer, and Eva Vicic in Sydney, and Dominic McGann, Peter Stokes, Michael Moy, Lydia Daly, Michael Lucey, James Arklay, Troy Webb, Matt Bradbury, Michael Rochester, Kate Swain, Stuart McNaughton and Sarah Hausler in Brisbane, with his appointment building on McCullough Robertson's depth of expertise and experience in delivering for Government clients at all levels.

"We are so pleased to welcome Nathan to the partnership team actively supporting NSW's largest government agencies, advising across all areas of expertise including employment, safety and judicial review proceedings, property planning and environment, tendering and procurement, technology and communications, intellectual property and privacy/data protection related matters.

There's a lot happening in NSW and it's an exciting time for the Sydney State Government team who are advising on several key Government projects including:

  • the NSW Land and Housing Corporation's development of its new Maintenance Delivery Contract Model framework which will govern the largest social housing portfolio in the Southern Hemisphere
  • various NSW Government agencies' employment and WHS responsibilities and response to COVID-19, and related employment and industrial disputes and
  • the Western Parkland City Authority's Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility located in Bradfield City Centre – Australia's newest, greenest, and most technologically advanced city, and the first facility of its kind in Australia, providing industry participants and universities with the opportunity to collaborate using the latest advancements in research, technology and manufacturing equipment."

Matt McMillan, Head of NSW State Government, McCullough Robertson Lawyers.