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Norman Waterhouse
Lincoln has over 20 years experience in all areas of employment and defamation law, with a particular interest in litigation. He enjoys the challenge of guiding clients through complex matters and has been consistently recognised as a leading employment lawyer in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide.

About Lincoln

Lincoln Smith joined Norman Waterhouse in October 2009. He has almost 20 years of legal experience across a number of disciplines most notably industrial relations, employment, and media law.

Between 2003 - 2004, Lincoln was seconded to General Motors Holden, providing him with invaluable insights into the key stakeholder issues and priorities involved in resolving workplace problems. He draws on this experience to produce solutions which achieve the industrial and commercial needs of his clients.

Lincoln has considerable experience representing corporate clients in industrial, employment, occupational health and safety and discrimination proceedings across a range of jurisdictions and Courts, including the Federal Court, Supreme Courts of South Australia and Victoria, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, its successor, Fair Work Commission and the South Australian Employment Tribunal.


  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Discrimination


  • Board member of the Mary MacKillop College since 2012
  • Board member of the Media Centre for Education Research Australia since 2017
  • Member of the Industrial Relations Committee for the Law Society of SA since 2010


  • Doyle's Guide: Leading or Recommended Employment Lawyer since 2015
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