Ben Burke

Benjamin (Ben) Burke

Baker & McKenzie


Ben Burke is a partner in the Melbourne office of Baker McKenzie and has more than 20 years' legal experience advising clients across a diverse range of industry sectors. Ben has been recognized as a leading work health and safety; and employment lawyer.

Practice Focus

Ben advises clients on workplace relations, employment law, equal opportunity, discrimination law, work health and safety and risk management.

He also advises clients on key industries: Pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mining and mining services, waste and environmental services, transport and logistics, retail, government and information technology.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing major corporates in various employment cases.
  • Advising large-scale employers in relation to individual and collective agreements and union issues.
  • Representing employers in complicated unfair dismissal, unlawful termination and equal opportunity/discrimination proceedings in various Courts and Tribunals.
  • Advising companies on transmission of business, restructuring of business operations and redundancy.
  • Advising domestic and foreign employers on compliance with occupational, health and safety obligations throughout Australia.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria


  • Victoria~Australia (1991)


  • Monash University (LL.M.) (2000)
  • Monash University (LL.B.) (1990)
  • Monash University (B.A.) (1989)


  • English