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Norman Waterhouse
Sathish has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, public and administrative law.

About Sathish

Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Firm’s Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams.

By examining his clients’ specific real-world requirements and circumstances, Sathish is able to provide sound, practical insights and advice.

Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last twenty years.

Based in Adelaide for many years, Sathish has navigated complex legal issues in both the public and private spheres and frequently shares his knowledge through training sessions and speaking engagements.

Sathish regularly conducts and develops training programs (including for accredited qualifications), seminars and publications on numerous topics within his areas of expertise and specialisation.


  • Industrial Relations – Public and Private sectors
  • Drafting and interpretation of contractual, policy and procedural documentation
  • Advice and representation in employment disputes, including dismissals
  • Equal opportunity and discrimination matters
  • Workplace investigations
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • Industrial action and union right of entry issues
  • All aspects of work health and safety, encompassing physical and psychological risks/incidents
  • Enforceable undertakings
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Public sector governance and conduct
  • Government decision-making and administrative law
  • Speaker - Employment and Human Resources matters


  • Doyle’s Guide: Australia's Leading Lawyers
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