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Rose Dimitrious

LLB (Hons), BBus (HRM) (Hons)

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety


Rose is a Special Counsel in our Workplace Relations & Safety group specialising in employment and industrial relations. 

Rose’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee misconduct, managing underperforming employees, advising on Award coverage issues, advising on employment entitlements, drafting employment agreements and policies, drafting executive agreements, contract disputes, defamation matters, anti-discrimination, professional misconduct defence, workers’ compensation and managing discipline and dismissal.  

Rose has an extensive contract law background, and advises on employment contract and policy strategy.  She has experience in complex front-end matters, drafting employment agreements, contractor agreements, policies and bespoke arrangements.

Rose is experienced in advising a range of clients, including large, medium and small enterprises, as well as Government.


Rose's recent experience includes: 

Contract and compliance

  • advising on employment contracts, consultancy agreements and policies
  • drafting employment agreements, executive agreements, independent contractor agreements and policies
  • advising on sham contracting risks
  • operating investigations and discipline within Government policy and directives.

Human resource advisory

  • advising on Award and industrial instrument coverage and interpretation
  • advising on employee misconduct matters, including preparing investigation material as well as show cause documentation
  • assisting employers with responding to allegations in employment
  • determining appropriate strategies to manage underperforming employees.


04 December 2023 - Knowledge

Get your fix by December 6: Fixed term employment contract reforms commences

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The fixed term employment contract reforms will limit the duration of fixed term employment contracts with several exceptions. We discuss the reforms and how employers can prepare.

01 August 2023 - Knowledge

Can my employee make an unfair dismissal application? A cautionary tale on income, awards and agreements

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The case Evans V TESG is a timely reminder for employers to consider five key questions when assessing whether a high income employee is eligible to make an unfair dismissal application.

15 March 2022 - Knowledge

FWC finds an employer’s decision to dismiss an employee for excessive phone usage a good call

#Workplace Relations & Safety

Employers may be comfortable with their employees sending the odd personal text message during work hours, but how many texts are too many? The Fair Work Commission says over 1,000 texts is excessive.