I try to use the law progressively as a vehicle to address inequality, unfairness and injustice
Joseph Kennedy is a Principal at Hall Payne, working in Sydney’s employment and industrial relations team. He is admitted to both the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.
Joseph has a wealth of experience advising unions and employees who have been treated unfairly.
He has specialist accreditation from the NSW Law Society in Employment and Industrial Law and is a member of the Advisory Committee for that practice area. Joseph has advocated in most Australian courts and tribunals with a focus on Fair Work Commission and Federal Court matters.
Joseph is also independently recognised in Doyle's Guide as a Leading Employment Lawyer in NSW.
Before joining Hall Payne, Joseph worked at a private labour law firm in Sydney. He has also worked as a lawyer with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and United Voice.
“I get a lot of satisfaction from using the law to achieve lasting positive change for our clients in a cost-effective way.”
Joseph’s most satisfying cases at Hall Payne to date have been the successful appeal to the full court of the Federal Court in Fair Work Building Inspectorate v Bragdon & Ors which developed the principles of right of entry for union officials, and the recent reinstatement of CFMMEU member and labour hire coal mine worker Kim Star.
Outside work, Joseph volunteers at community legal centres, gives pro-bono help to asylum seekers and did a volunteer internship with the UN Refugee Agency. He is a member of the NSW Law Society, APHEDA, and Balmain For Refugees.