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Sam McIvorPartner

Sam leads our Business team. He specialises in employment law, including employment relations, industrial relations and health and safety.

Sam combines practical business acumen and a high level of legal expertise to deliver clients with a full range of employment law representation across contentious and non-contentious issues including unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination claims an advice on contracts and policies and procedures.

His focus on achieving commercial outcomes makes him a valued advisor to clients across many industries; particularly building & construction, pubs & restaurants, clubs, and hotels, resorts & accommodation, where he also advises on enforcing and restraint of trade issues.

Approachable and pragmatic, Sam has significant experience in large-scale employment litigation across a number of jurisdictions and appears regularly for clients before the Fair Work Commission, the State and Federal Courts, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland.

Sam is admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand.

Sam is recognised by Doyles Guide as one of the Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) in Queensland (2018).


  • Bachelor of Laws (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) (Hons) (2010)


  • Best Lawyersin Australia
    Labour and Employment Law (2021-2022)
  • Doyles Guide
    Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation), Queensland (2018)

Industry Involvement

  • Queensland Law Society Industrial Relations Committee - Member
  • Queensland Industrial Relations Society - Member
  • Australian HR Institute - Member

I pride myself on applying my legal expertise and commercial acumen to obtain sound outcomes for my clients; and resolving issues quickly and efficiently.

Sam McIvor | Partner, Business

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