What is FCB Group?

FCB Group is made up of Australia’s leading workplace relations lawyers and consultants.

We take a holistic approach to workplace relations, offering not just assistance whenever workplace legal problems arise, but strategies that prevent them arising in the first place. We offer a full suite of workplace relations and HR advisory services to ensure that businesses manage their people efficiently and minimise the chances of things going wrong.

In short, we offer smarter ways for businesses to manage their people.

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we provide Australian businesses with:

For small-to-medium size businesses (up to 300 employees), we provide a complete workplace relations solution that helps reduce the costs and risks associated with managing people, freeing management to focus on growth. Most importantly, we can offer this package for a low-cost monthly fee.

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Our team of lawyers and consultants have expert knowledge of a range of industries.

  • Health & Aged Care
  • Retail
  • Recruitment
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Infrastructure & Construction
  • Health Care

Infrastructure & Construction

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Benjamin Gee

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Infrastructure & Construction


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Matthew Robinson

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Health Care

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Sue Barnes

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Health Care

Aged Care

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Jessica Fisher

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Aged Care


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Nick Tindley

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Hospitality & Leisure

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Rod Marshall

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Campbell Fisher

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Paul O’Halloran

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We stand apart from other firms. First, we only practise in the area of employment law. Second, unlike a conventional law firm, we use a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to examine workplace relations issues.

  • FCB Workplace Law
  • FCB HR
  • FCB Smart Visa
  • enableHR
  • HR Assured

Expert employment law advice exactly when it’s needed

FCB Workplace Law is Australia’s leading workplace relations law firm. Over the past 20 years, we have built one of the most highly regarded employment law practices in Australia. In terms of size, we are larger than the workplace relations teams in many of the large full-service firms. Our expertise in employment law is unparalleled. The team at FCB Workplace Law includes three accredited workplace relations specialists. In addition, Campbell Fisher, Managing Partner and Solicitor Director of FCB Group, is the only solicitor in Australia to hold specialist accreditations (workplace relations) in both New South Wales and Victoria.
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Our FCB Workplace Law Team

Intelligent people management solutions for businesses

Our FCB HR Leadership Team comprises an expert team of workplace relations management consultants who specialise in supporting the people managers to drive performance and establish leading management practices at every level within their business (from shop floor to boardroom). Our consultants are experienced professionals with expertise in a broad range of workforce management, workplace relations and human resources (HR) disciplines, ensuring that we are able to provide Australian businesses with sustainable and specialised solutions.
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Our FCB HR Team

Expert migration advice for businesses

FCB Smart Visa provides Australian businesses with assistance on migration and citizenship issues. Australia has been a settler society for over 200 years. However, the ebb and flow in demand for our exports (especially in the resources sector) means that, in recent years, we have followed the international trend of using temporary skilled migrant workers to fill gaps in the labour market. At the same time, a more global outlook means it is now common for Australian businesses to look further afield when seeking to recruit high-level executive talent and to conduct international searches for the right person. Finally, Australia’s political and economic stability attracts many people wishing to explore its educational and business opportunities.
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Our FCB Smart Visa Team

A smart technological solution for Australian workplaces

enableHR is a state-of-the-art online information and management system that delivers affordable and best-practice human resources (HR) and work health and safety (WHS) processes, tools, advice and record management. Widely regarded as the most sophisticated technological workplace solution on the market, enableHR provides Australian businesses with a cloud-based employee management tool that results in greater efficiency and higher productivity. It is also designed so as to make it easy for businesses to ensure they are compliant with Australia’s rapidly changing workplace relations legislative framework.
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Our enableHR Team

A complete workplace relations solution for growing businesses

HR Assured is FCB Group’s complete workplace relations solution for small-to-medium-size businesses (SMEs). By providing businesses with a comprehensive human resources (HR) solution, HR Assured helps reduce the risks associated with managing people. Most importantly, it is cost effective.
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Our HR Assured Team

It is no coincidence that the success of the ARA in recent years in increasing its membership base and reaffirming its position as the leading voice for retailers in Australia have come since our partnership with FCB.

Russell Zimmerman


CEO - Australian Retailers Association

Whenever a difficult workplace relations matter arises, we go to FCB. FCB understand our organisation and shows this through the professional, practical advice that they give. They take often complex legal issues and give them clarity that I’ve not experienced with other firms.

Adam Leonard


Manager, Human Resources - Anglican Retirement Villages

I have worked with FCB as a client across various businesses for 15 years, and I have always found that FCB can be relied on to provide consistent quality advice and support in relation to employment law needs. The FCB team work to understand business needs and priorities, and the service and advice provided is always professional, reliable, timely and of the highest quality.

Bette McIntyre


Learning and Development Manager - AHG NSW

I would describe FCB as trusted advisors that we rely on for proactive pragmatic workplace advice and to provide support for key business decisions and processes. We value FCB’s sound practical and commercial approach to providing advice and the fact that FCB is very responsive to requests for assistance, providing a clear understanding of issues in a timely fashion. Rod Marshall and the team understand our industry and our business very well. Rod provides sound practical advice to our organisation in all areas of workplace law, workplace health and safety and is very professional to deal with.

Michael Cook


Divisional Human Resources Manager - Boral Building Products

Always an absolute pleasure working with FCB, they are very insightful and always forthcoming with expert advice. Paul O’Halloran is a great sounding board when that’s all you need. He is a one-stop shop and always delivers. Five stars!

Aysha Ali


People and Culture Manager - Widex A/S

FCB are the “go to” experts we turn to when workforce needs arise. Sue Barnes, Helen Winklemann and the team are always professional, knowledgeable, and able to translate complex issues into “plain English” advice. The team at FCB are approachable, responsive and, above all, trustworthy.

Caroline Webster


Human Resources Manager - Sydney North Shore and Medicare Local

FCB … have consistently provided high-quality technical legal and employment relations advice across a wide range of strategic areas impacting on our operations. FCB’s practitioners have shown an ability to quickly understand the key drivers of our business, leading to continuity and consistency of service, regardless of the issues at hand. Camp Australia’s position within its key markets has been greatly enhanced through its alignment with FCB, and I would highly recommend them to any organisation with workplace relations and employment law needs.

David Armstrong


CEO - Allity

FCB has partnered with Chandler Macleod since 1995 to provide strategic employment relations advice and support. FCB’s strong industry knowledge and understanding of Chandler Macleod has created real opportunities to create sustainable competitive advantage. FCB know every facet of the business and what motivates us to succeed. They have the breadth and depth of resources and expertise that a business like ours requires and understand our business drivers, environment and the multiplicity of markets we operate in. I would not hesitate in recommending FCB to associates and colleagues for all their strategic and advisory workplace relations needs.

Cameron Judson


CEO and Managing Director - Chandler Macleod

FCB have provided Revlon with professional, reliable, timely and effective counsel and assistance. The service provided is uniformly prompt and of the highest quality. We are regularly pleased with the professional way that difficult problems are dealt with, and with the results.

Timothy H Hicks


Vice President/International Counsel/Assistant General Counsel - Revlon Consumer Products Corporation

During our existence, FCB has been supportive and has been a significant part of our journey to get where we are today. They are always willing to work hard, and are sympathetic to business needs. When we need individual advice, it is given in a timely manner and FCB always makes us feel they care. Day or night, FCB delivers what they promise. The lawyers at FCB are people you can rely on and trust.

Leo Brons


Managing Director - Vopak Terminals Australia

Kelly Services Australia has recently transitioned from using a panel of legal providers to FCB exclusively for all our legal needs. Their legal advice is responsive, pragmatic and commercially focused. They also provide a specialist service for the recruitment industry via the Workplace Info Line for general workplace relations queries. This service for our line manager has been universally welcomed as accurate, fast and relevant.

Penny O’Reilly


General Manager (Commercial) (Australia & New Zealand) - Kelly Services

The most crucial element for us is having access to timely advice on the urgent issues that confront RUPA and our members. Our interaction with FCB is not only swift, but clear, concise and allows us to get on with managing our business. FCB have been invaluable in providing assistance in our ongoing provision of player advocacy services and the negotiations of the players’ Collective Bargaining Agreement. They are a growing firm with a focused care and professionalism on looking after your interests, first.

Ross Xenos


CEO - Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA)

enableHR became the de-facto HR and WHS manager for every REEF member in the operation of their business. By combining seamlessly with the existing REEF telephone advisory and consulting services, we effectively created a 24/7 HR support service unparalleled in the real estate industry nationally and vital to support an industry that operates 7 days a week.

Greg Paterson


Executive Director - Real Estate Employers Federation (REEF)

The enableHR system is simple in its design yet comprehensive in its approach, providing each of our franchisees with the required platform to manage their WH&S obligations. More importantly, it ensures Fastway as a franchisor and its officers have the requisite visibility to act on WH&S related matters as required. It’s another example of innovative technology improving our operations and reducing our risk.

Dick Herman


Legal Manager - Fastway Couriers Australia

Over the past 12 months Super Retail Group and FCB have further strengthened the relationship we have had over a three-year period. FCB have worked to understand how we like to operate and the background to our decision-making process. This means that when we come to them with an issue we need to resolve, they are already approaching it from our viewpoint, and work on solutions that fit within our cultural and operational framework. They are approachable and responsive, and we have been able to relay and trust the practical and pragmatic advice they provide.

Tabitha Pearson


General Manager – Human Resources Super - Retail Group