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Emily Aitken

Associate

Sydney
Direct: +61 02 8256-0410
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Emily Aitken is an associate in the Sydney office of Seyfarth Shaw Australia. She is a member of the firm's International Employment Law Practice.

Emily has experience advising clients in both the private and not-for-profit sectors on a range of employment and industrial relations matters, including enterprise bargaining, termination of employment in the case of dismissal and redundancy, contracts of employment, including restraints of trade, and the development and implementation of workplace policies.

Emily's litigation experience includes acting for clients in general protections claims, unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, enterprise bargaining disputes and enterprise agreement matters. Emily has acted for clients, in matters before the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Fair Work Commission, as well as the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales. In addition, Emily has assisted clients in non-litigious matters before various tribunals, including the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

In 2014, Emily was awarded the prestigious McCallum Medal by the Workplace and Safety Law Committee of New South Wales Young Lawyers for her presentation, "Living for the weekend: Should weekend penalty rates be reduced or abolished?"

Emily Aitken is an associate in the Sydney office of Seyfarth Shaw Australia. She is a member of the firm's International Employment Law Practice.

Emily has experience advising clients in both the private and not-for-profit sectors on a range of employment and industrial relations matters, including enterprise bargaining, termination of employment in the case of dismissal and redundancy, contracts of employment, including restraints of trade, and the development and implementation of workplace policies.

Emily's litigation experience includes acting for clients in general protections claims, unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, enterprise bargaining disputes and enterprise agreement matters. Emily has acted for clients, in matters before the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Fair Work Commission, as well as the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales. In addition, Emily has assisted clients in non-litigious matters before various tribunals, including the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

In 2014, Emily was awarded the prestigious McCallum Medal by the Workplace and Safety Law Committee of New South Wales Young Lawyers for her presentation, "Living for the weekend: Should weekend penalty rates be reduced or abolished?"

Education

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law (Sydney) (2013)

  • LL.B. (Hons.), Macquarie University (2012)

  • B.A. in Sociology, Macquarie University (2012)

Admissions

  • An Australian legal practitioner admitted in New South Wales

Courts

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales

Affiliations

  • Law Society of New South Wales 
  • New South Wales Young Lawyers (Co-Vice Chair, Workplace and Safety Law Committee (2015 - present))

Publications

  • "Living for the weekend: Should weekend penalty rates be reduced or abolished?," Workplace Review, Thomson Reuters (Summer 2014)