Zeb Holmes


Zeb graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts; went on to complete a Masters in Journalism with a High Distinction average at UNSW in 2013; and then a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Sydney in 2016.

During his studies, Zeb volunteered at the Sydney Exoneration Project and the Australian Institute of Criminology, while completing internships at the Public Defender’s Office.

Prior to joining Harmers, Zeb worked at a leading Australian insurance law firm where he provided advice and assistance to Australia’s largest insurers, including by overseeing investigations of suspected fraudulent claims.

Zeb is also an experienced legal writer. From 2016 to 2019, he wrote regular criminal law and policy updates for Sydney Criminal Lawyers; and more recently, prepared industrial and employment law case notes for The NSW Business Chamber. Zeb regularly contributes to the Harmers communication committee’s legal updates on various evolving employment law issues and case law.

Zeb has worked for the firm since February 2019. This period included a 1 year contract working for the Fair Work Ombudsman, during which Zeb built his knowledge and experience in issues of underpayments, employee classification, award coverage and entitlements.

Zeb works across all of the firm’s practice areas and has a particular interest in discrimination, industrial relations, workplace investigations and human rights law. Zeb has assisted a broad range of individual and corporate clients. Zeb also has an interest in management theory and organisational culture, and is currently completing an Honours thesis regarding the impact of organisational culture on communication strategies and styles, specifically within two contrasted trade unions.