What our clients say about us

At FCB Group, we focus on providing the best possible workplace relations and legal advisory service for our clients.

In order to do this, we take a multidisciplinary and holistic approach, which means we focus on:

  • taking the time to get an in-depth understanding of your business
  • listening to your needs
  • providing legal advice that is both commercially astute and pragmatic
  • coming up with holistic workplace solutions by drawing on our deep knowledge of employment law, migration law, workplace relations consulting and technology that make your business more efficient and productive
  • being responsive (meaning we are happy to help you whenever you need it, because we understand that you may need assistance outside the hours of nine to five)
  • developing technical workplace solutions that make life easier for our clients.

It is nice that so many of our clients agree we are meeting our objectives.

I had the pleasure of working with Ben Gee on a customer situation that required diplomatic, amicable and respectful handling of a problem employee. I found Ben to be professional, courteous and well prepared to support his customer while maintaining the dignity of the employee. The matter was resolved, swiftly, amicably and with everyone’s dignity intact.

Sonia King


Founder - King Consulting

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


Former 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

Dani Salinger recently represented us in a matter that involved a union dispute where had we lost, our entire industry could have been damaged.

To beat and challenge this matter, Dani was pressured in a short period of time to understand the contract labour industry and in particular, the process we take when allocating high volume staff members into shifts.

Whilst providing us with clear direction and guidelines, Dani’s driven determination allowed her to manage some of the most complex issues within the case and even under pressure, she still had the ability to remain focused with the right objective in mind. Dani has an excellent understanding of the law and her ability to deliver constructive information is of a very high standard.

If you are looking for someone to work against all odds and to find the technicality of the law right at the final moment, then Dani Salinger is your person.  Outstanding, Determined and One of a Kind. Thank you very much Dani.

Hellen Elle


Director, Tailored Workforce

Always an absolute pleasure working with FCB, they are very insightful and always forthcoming with expert advice. 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.

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


Former 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