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Squire Patton Boggs adds employment partner

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs has appointed a partner with over two decades of experience in employment law for its Perth office.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 22 April 2022 Big Law
Kim Hodge
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Kim Hodge (pictured) has joined SPB, bringing his more than 20 years of experience in industrial relations, human resources, unfair and unlawful terminations, and workplace investigations.

Mr Hodge joined the firm on 4 April 2022.

With a specialised interest in complex performance management issues and workplace investigations, the firm said in a statement, Mr Hodge also regularly advises on general protection claims, unfair dismissals, enterprise bargaining, and equal opportunity matters, and he has developed a strong practice in discrimination, harassment, and bullying issues with a range of workplaces experiencing an upward swing of these types of claims during the pandemic.


Speaking about his new role, Mr Hodge said: “The Australian legislative regime for employment and labour matters is unique to Australia. However, Australian employers now operate in an increasingly connected global marketplace.

“To name a few developing areas global employers need to consider the geographical differences around employee data protection laws, COVID-19 vaccination requirements and pandemic working arrangements. These evolving areas of employment law require different considerations across multiple jurisdictions.

“I am looking forward passionately to being part of Squire Patton Boggs’s global team with the capability to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ employment service for clients.”

Perth office managing partner Tony Chong added that he is “very excited” to have Mr Hodge on board.

“It is a recognition that in this highly competitive market for talent we continue to attract people of such high calibre,” he proclaimed.

“Kim has previously worked with Nicola Martin, who leads our Sydney employment team, and it is great to see that both of them will now work together to lead the labour and employment practice in Australia.”

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