Joseph Kelly, Principal.

Our Principal, Joseph Kelly, has extensive experience in commercial litigation and workplace law, having advised employers and employees on all issues relating to industrial relations and employment law. Joseph has advised industry bodies, unions, employers and government and continues to run training and information seminars for legal practitioners.

Joseph is accredited as a specialist in Workplace Relations by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Industrial advice & litigation
Employment advice & litigation
Occupational health & safety law
Equal opportunity & anti-discrimination advice & litigation
Intellectual Property
Independent contractors advice & litigation

Since 2011 Kelly Workplace Lawyers (Principal)
2005-2011 APESMA Lawyers (Managing Partner)
2002-2005 Garland Hawthorn Brahe, Solicitors

2003 Admitted Supreme Court of Victoria
2003 Admitted High Court of Australia
2001 Bachelor of Laws, LaTrobe University, Melbourne
1999 Bachelor of Arts (Hons), LaTrobe University, Melbourne

Law Institute of Victoria
Industrial Relations Society of Victoria
Australian Labour Lawyers Association
LIV Accredited Specialist – Workplace Relations

Doyle’s Guide Leading Victorian Employment Lawyer 2019
Doyle’s Guide Leading Victorian Employment Lawyer 2018
Lawyer Monthly Human Rights Lawyer of the Year, Australia, 2018
APAC Legal Awards Commercial Litigator of the Year, Australia, 2018
Doyle’s Guide Leading Victorian Employment Lawyer 2017
Doyle’s Guide Leading Victorian Health and Safety Lawyer 2017


Kelly Workplace Lawyers is a law firm dedicated to giving expert and timely advice on all issues relating to the workplace.