Kathryn Dent CAHRI

Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers


For more than 25 years, as a workplace relations and safety lawyer, Kathryn has extensive experience advising and representing employers across a range of industries including education, insurance, construction, aged care and retirement living, real estate and property, hospitality, manufacturing and local government. This advice has been given in both non-litigious as well as litigious employment and safety law matters. Priding herself on her accessibility, responsiveness, and pragmatic approach as a lawyer partnering with clients, Kathryn has regularly been engaged to not only advise and represent employers but to investigate and mediate workplace disputes and deliver corporate training across all levels, including Boards and senior executives.  

She also enjoys regularly presenting at seminars and conferences and conducting Board evaluations. In addition to employer clients, Kathryn has also been a long-term advisor to membership-based organisations and their members, as well as senior executives and holds the positions of non-executive Director on the Board of The Cerebral Palsy Alliance, convenor of the NSW ER/IR Committee of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and member of the ER/IR Advisory Panel for AHRI. Kathryn is a Partner and Accredited Specialist, Employment & Industrial Law with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers.