Thea Birss


t: (08) 8414 3415
f: (08) 8414 3455

Thea joined Mellor Olsson in 2015 and was admitted to practice in 2001. She has degrees in Arts and Law (Honours) and has worked predominantly in South Australian commercial law firms.

Thea specialises in Employment Law.  Her experience includes advising on strategic engagement and management of labour, drafting agreements and risk management documents, resolving disputes in the Fair Work Commission, and representing clients in State and Federal Courts and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

She assists clients with a wide variety of matters including proactive risk management advice, workplace investigations and audits, protecting intellectual property, harassment and discrimination claims, and defending prosecutions for breach of work, health and safety legislation.

Thea has worked with clients from a wide range of industries including local and federal government, professional services, manufacturing, education and the not-for-profit sector.

Thea is a non-executive Director of Westside Community Lawyers and a member of the Law Society’s Young Lawyer’s Support Group, the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association and the Australian Labour Law Association. 

Head Office

5th Floor, 80 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
t: Australia (08) 8414 3400  International +61 8 8414 3400
t: Australia (08) 8414 3400
t: International +61 8 8414 3400
f: Australia (08) 8414 3444  International +61 8 8414 3444
f: Australia (08) 8414 3444
f: International +61 8 8414 3444

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