Practical straight forward employment and commercial law advice

Welcome to BlandsLaw

BlandsLaw is a boutique law firm providing employment and commercial law advice to both established and growing Australian businesses.

What We Do

Whether you are an employer, an HR professional or a business owner, BlandsLaw is your legal partner in:

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Discrimination
  • Employment contracts
  • Workplace policies including social media
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • Union disputes
  • Workplace restructuring
  • Commercial supply/service agreements
  • Franchising advice

Who we Help

HR practitioners

The ‘human’ aspect of Human Resources means HR issues are rarely black and white. The approachable team at BlandsLaw can help you minimise the grey areas by providing expert legal advice on employment matters.

Business owners

You need to develop and grow your business in the confidence that your legal requirements are being fully met. BlandsLaw can provide strategic legal advice tailored to your business, as well as help ensure your employment practices are compliant.


If you are an accountant or other professional with clients in need of legal services, BlandsLaw can assist. We have many years’ experience in providing strategic advice and analysis to companies undergoing substantive change.

General counsel

We don’t presume to know more than you about your job or organisation, but we can complement your legal knowledge with our employment law expertise, to your company’s benefit.

Client Reviews


Welcome back to the ‘Silly Season’?

With a busy month ahead for many businesses holding work social functions and Christmas parties it is a good time to consider your workplace policies and practices and how they apply to social functions and behaviour that is outside the usual office or workspace. Our regular, seasonal warning is about the multiple risks facing an employer in holding work Christmas…
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FWC Reject Flexible Working Arrangement despite Medical and Custody Pressures

New provisions of the Fair Work Act allow a broader category of person to make a request for Flexible Work Arrangements. However, in a significant decision under the Secure Jobs Act’s flexible work provisions, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ruled against an employee with irritable bowel syndrome who sought to continue working from home full-time. The employee, an advisor at…
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Large disability bias payout for “excluded” teacher

In the case of Studart-Teles and The Department of Education and Training (State of Victoria), the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal awarded $236,000 in damages to a long-serving language teacher for discrimination based on disability. The teacher, after suffering a spinal stroke in November 2018 that left him with significant disabilities, faced “exclusion” from Blackburn English Language School for two…
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