Brad Swebeck

Brad joined HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in 2014.

Brad has more than 30 years’ experience in labour law, human resources consulting, industrial relations and workplace strategy.

In 1994 Brad was a partner with Arthur Andersen (as it was then known), the global consulting, accounting and law firm and established the Sydney industrial relations practice of Andersen Legal which advised both domestic and international clients. He then became a partner with PWC Legal in 2001 and established his own firm advising employers on all aspects of labour law and industrial relations. Brad was recognised as a Stand-Out Lawyer 2024 by Thomson Reuters.

Brad has been invited to speak at HR and Legal Forums on a range of workplace topics for NSW Health (Risk managers), Thomson Reuters, Law Sense, Aventedge and HR Daily.


Brad’s experience includes advising:

  • NSW Health on a range of industrial issues and labour law matters including workplace investigations into misconduct, discrimination, award compliance, bullying, unfair dismissal, and management of long term injured employees at Mid North Coast LHD, Far West LHD, South Eastern LHD, Northern NSW LHD, Western NSW LHD, Hunter New England LHD, and Central Coast LHD;
  • Transport for NSW conducting formal investigations into serious allegations of sexual harassment;
  • Greater Bank, Infrastructure Australia, ACT Health, Eraring Energy, Accor Hospitality, SNP Security, Transgrid and Voyages Indigenous Australia on their respective enterprise bargaining strategies;
  • Hungry Jacks, Coffs Harbour City Council, Northern Beaches Council, Parramatta Council, Mission Australia, Safran Helicopters Australia, JJ Richards, Mission Australia, OCTEC, Accor Hotels, Mantra Group, Secure Parking, Baxter Healthcare and SNP Security on numerous labour related workplace issues, IR strategy, disputes, investigations and FWC and Federal Court claims; and
  • Employer clients generally on labour law issues across a range of industries which include shipping, manufacturing, hospitality, transport, aged care, power (generation and distribution), finance, and technology. These issues include unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, bullying, misuse of the social media, managing long term injured employees, general protection applications, underpayment claims, and, restraint of trade.

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