Ian Curlewis is the lead partner of the Employment and Safety team at Lavan and practises primarily in employment and workplace relations and the education sector. He is recognised in the area of employment by Chambers Asia Pacific. He has been involved in small and large industrial disputes and restructuring projects.
Ian is experienced in drafting, negotiating and interpreting industrial awards, enterprise bargaining and anti-discrimination law.
Ian has represented employers from the public and private sectors in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Australia, Equal Opportunity Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission and courts on matters including unfair dismissals, contractual disputes, award breaches and discrimination and disability claims. Ian also provides advice to employers on occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.
Employment and workplace relations law
Equal opportunity and discrimination law
Bachelor of Laws
Natal University (1972)
Bachelor of Commerce
Natal University (1970)
Federal Court of Australia (1987)
High Court of Australia (1987)
Best Lawyers (Labour and Employment Law)
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Best Lawyers (Employee Benefits Law) 2019
Chambers Asia Pacific (Employment)
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Board of Governors (Board Member)