Tim, Sissons

Tim Sissons

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Tim Sissons is a senior associate in the Firm's employment practice in Melbourne. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Tim was a senior associate in a leading New Zealand employment law firm. His experience also includes a period in the United Kingdom advising the government on employment, discrimination and privacy matters. He regularly conducts presentations in workshops and industry conferences, as well as briefing sessions on employment law, health and safety, and privacy law for employers.

Practice Focus

Tim has significant experience assisting and representing clients in a broad range of industries around the world. His practice covers all aspects of employment law and industrial relations, including disciplinary issues, health and safety, and the preparation and implementation of contracts and policies. He also advises on major transactions and represents clients in mediation and litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Guiding clients in disciplinary meetings, investigations, bullying and harassment claims, redundancy and selection processes, performance issues, warnings and terminations.
  • Drafting employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, codes of conduct and rulebooks.
  • Advising on the employment and privacy aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other major corporate transactions.
  • Advising clients on and litigating restraints of trade, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality provisions.
  • Assisting clients with drafting and implementing performance and incentive schemes.
  • Advising clients on health and safety policies, incidents, and investigations, health and safety manuals and policies, and conducting training sessions for management and staff.
  • Representing clients in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Assisting clients in collective bargaining and industrial disputes.
  • Handling disability discrimination cases, including claims relating to dismissals and reasonable accommodations.
  • Advising government departments and multinational companies on large-scale and cross-border data transfers and other privacy issues.

Admissions

  • Victoria~Australia (2016)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2014)
  • New Zealand (2006)

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.) (2013)
  • Victoria University of Wellington (LL.B. Honors) (2005)