Client Testimonials

“Michael Harmer has been my trusted industrial relations and employment law advisor in a relationship which spans over 3 decades. I have found the Harmers team to be highly professional, responsive, reliable and at the top of their field for employment and industrial relations law. The firm represents value, quality and is an exceptional service provider. Harmers has acted for Brickworks Limited in several important industrial relations projects, including the 2014 review of modern awards in Australia, and we are proud of our long association with the firm. Michael Harmer’s professional judgment is first class.
Wally Kluktewicz, Group HR Manager, Brickworks

“I have found the advice and service of Michael Harmer and the team at Harmers Workplace Lawyers to be brilliant, timely and added significant value to the process.”
John Brogden, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Australian Institute of Company Directors

“Harmers Workplace Lawyers represents great value for money. Our senior management team has found the Harmers WHS audit to be extremely practical and has provided us with the security of knowing that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our employees and others, whilst minimising any risk of exposure to our officers and the company. We are very happy with the service, efficiency and professionalism of the Harmers team.”
Peter McNally, Senior Safety Officer, Knorr-Bremse Australia Pty Ltd

“Michael Harmer is technically superb, customer focussed, shows impeccable judgement, communicates succinctly and effectively and brings great wisdom to the table. It is very rare to find that level of service quality and value.”
Jonathan Sesel, Manager Group Audit, Sydney Water

“Harmers Workplace Lawyers are as good as they come … faultless … pragmatic”
Geoff Morgan, Talent 2

“Michael Harmer’s leadership is exemplary”
Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director, St James Ethics Centre

[Harmers is] “… one of our high performer panel members, and moreover bettered by none as a fertile ground for strategic thought ”
Corporate Counsel, Federal Government Client

“Michael Harmer has the best legal brain in the country”
Employment Relations Manager, Suncorp

“Our senior management team has been consistently impressed by the strategic advice and successful outcomes from our dealings with Harmers Workplace Lawyers. We have rarely seen such a strong level of analysis and lateral and business thinking from lawyers.”
Employee Relations Manager, Mining & Resources Client

“Michael Harmer and the team at Harmers Workplace Lawyers are an incredible team to work with. To be able to show the same amount of empathy as professionalism is a testament to their success and their trust with clients. My well being was always their first concern and I thank them greatly for helping me through an extremely tough time.”
Mel Greig – reflecting on the resolution of the Royal Hoax litigation

“Michael Harmer is the most honest and sincere person that you will ever meet. He is the sort of person that makes you think twice about how you contribute to the ‘bigger picture’. His ability as a lawyer is equally as impressive and as a former client I can truly say that I have nothing but respect and admiration for what he stands and fights for.”
Kristy Fraser-Kirk

“The advice provided and final Award is fantastic news for Perisher Blue and ends a long drawn out and at times tortious process. The result has been achieved through a sustained, cooperative effort between the staff of our two companies, underpinned by thoughtful, cogent and effective advice from principals of Harmers. On behalf of the Board, CEO and management team of PB, I wish to thank you personally for your informed strategic advice, precise advocacy and overall successful carriage of PB’s application. These contributions, combined with the depth of resources available to PB’s application brought to bear by Harmers Workplace Lawyers have been pivotal to the successful final outcome. Please accept our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to you and to all of your staff for the work over the past eighteen months.”
Richard Tuck, General Manager Corporate Services, Perisher

“Harmers Workplace Lawyers has been brilliant. In addition to being excellent technical lawyers, everyone on the team has been committed to our case, and it really showed that they genuinely cared about the outcomes for our people. They went well and truly beyond the call of duty, were innovative, responsive and extremely professional and we would highly recommend them.”
Harcourt Gough and Tony Gilmour, Directors, Gough & Gilmour

“Harmers Workplace Lawyers has transformed our organisation from industrially naive to industrially savvy. Harmers Workplace Lawyers are visionary in their approach to industrial relations.”
Worldwide leader in pet food, confectionery and food products

“The first thing I want to do is to congratulate Harmers, you Michael and your firm – without any question one of the most public spirited organisations in Australia.”
The Hon. Bob Hawke
Australian Institute of Employment Rights NSW Launch, 14 November 2006