Ruth Rosedale

Ruth Rosedale

Ruth Rosedale is a Partner in the King & Wood Mallesons Employee Relations & Safety Group where she specialises in all areas of workplace relations and employment law including:

  • significant transactional experience advising in business sale and purchase arrangements on employee-related issues
  • the implications of business restructuring – managing redundancies and workplace change
  • executive termination and remuneration
  • advising on directors’ entitlements on termination
  • managing legal risks associated with termination generally
  • managing ill and injured employees
  • the application of industrial awards and enterprise agreements
  • employment related grievances, disputes and litigation (including unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination and harassment)
  • advising on employee entitlements
  • drafting employment agreements and independent contractor arrangements (with particular expertise in executive employment arrangements)
  • undertaking and advising on workplace investigations into employee misconduct
  • strategic industrial relations advice – including industrial disputes
  • drafting and enforcing confidentiality and non-compete arrangements
  • compliance advice across areas including work health and safety, discrimination and harassment, privacy

Ruth also has significant in-house experience both on secondment with King & Wood Mallesons and working for a number of years as a senior lawyer providing legal advice across the full range of employment-related matters, industrial relations and litigation.

Professional Memberships

  • Women Lawyers of Western Australia
  • Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Labour Law Association


Legal insights

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