Greigs Safety and Employment Lawyers Pty Ltd provides legal advice, representation and assistance in all aspects of safety and employment law matters. Greigs commenced in December 2013 out of Robert Greig’s passion for providing sensible and practical advice and assistance to industry and the needs for that advice specifically in small to medium size businesses. Having experience in management, in-house and external legal services and senior HR management roles, Greigs brings a holistic and practical view to the people issues that arise in workplaces. Greigs only acts for employers and provides advice, representation and assistance across all aspects of employment law, industrial relations, HR and workplace health and safety (including safety prosecutions, coronial inquests, and administrative hearings and provides specialist advice and guidance following serious workplace incidents including fatalities).
About Robert Greig
Robert started Greigs Safety and Employment Lawyers Pty Ltd in December 2013 and is the Director and Principal Lawyer. Robert brings to clients his skill, experience and knowledge as an employment, industrial relations and safety lawyer as well as senior HR management and operational management experience. For the 6 years prior to commencing Greigs, Robert was a General Manager of HR in both large and medium businesses achieving considerable success in important workplace and people matters. Robert’s early work history included education, running a not-for-profit volunteer organisation, HR and safety management and work in injury management.
After 10 years in the workplace, Robert undertook full-time study in law and then worked as a lawyer in the area of workplace relations and safety representing employers (at Jackson McDonald and then at Clayton Utz). Robert’s work life has been all about people management – in training, management, disputes, empowerment, injury prevention & management, and empowering people to get the maximum output. Robert is highly regarded for his hands-on approach to work, his insight into the real issues and a practical and real approach to dealing with the issues. Robert connects with people to become partners with executives and managers in their business. Robert brings practical, commercially smart business practices to law and HR having been an operational manager and member of executive teams in business.
Robert obtained a BA (Ed) in Secondary Education in 1990 from Edith Cowan University and an LLB (Hons) in 2004 from the University of Notre Dame Australia. Robert is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Greigs has acted for a number of businesses since it commenced in December 2013. Due to the confidential nature of many of the matters, not all clients can be identified.
Greigs represents mostly small to medium sized companies across a wide range of services and industries including:
- Mining Services
- Food processing
- Health Services
- Industrial supply services
- Mechanical & Engineering Services
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Hear what some of Greigs Consulting & Lawyers clients say about the services provided.
Greigs Safety & Employment Lawyers have been professional and prompt in dealing with all aspects of our business. Rob has provided succinct and practical advice based on our specific situation. It has enabled us to reach equitable solutions in a timely manner.
Rod Marsh (Mincon)
Robert’s advice is clear and concise, and is delivered with a level of understanding, support and empathy that I appreciate when making difficult decisions. His practical experience in HR, combined with his legal background in industrial relations, enables him to provide very relevant advice on employment strategies at both individual and organisation levels. This empowers me and my management team as we feel well informed of risks when making important decisions that impact on people’s lives. His personalised service at a very reasonable cost is why we believe that a continued relationship with Robert is an investment rather than an expense.
Matt Burrows (CEO, Therapy Focus)
Greigs Consulting & Lawyers provided us with an excellent service and thorough advice. Rob handled all aspects of our matter in a very professional, efficient and timely manner. His specialised knowledge greatly assisted us and we would recommend Greigs Consulting & Lawyers to others.
Diana Scolaro (Legal Counsel & Director, Harvey Fresh)
Rob was engaged to provide legal advice on employment matters, after UEA secured its first coal mining services contract in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. As UEA was unfamiliar with operating in the coal mining industry, especially in relation to employment legislation, Rob provided sound and practical advice which enabled UEA to ensure its employment agreements were compliant with legislation; whilst also enabling UEA to be flexible and competitive in its workplace arrangements. Rob was responsive and quick to reply to any queries / concerns we had during the process.
Loris Bianco (CFO, The UEA Group)
Edward George has an excellent relationship with Robert Greig from Greigs Consulting and Lawyers. Our clients say that they really appreciate Rob’s pragmatic approach and advice on all issues relating to contracts and industrial relations. As a qualified lawyer and experienced HR Executive Rob is an extremely valued business partner of Edward George.
Simon Stibbs (Managing Director, Edward George)