Employment Law Specialist

Pragmatic. Supportive. Responsive.

Employment Law Specialist

Pragmatic. Supportive. Responsive.

Welcome to Mackenzie Workplace Law

Mackenzie Workplace Law is dedicated to providing personal, supportive and responsive employment law services to both employers and employees.

Our pragmatic and common-sense approach empowers our clients to deal with difficult workplace situations. We work with our clients to achieve the best possible practical outcomes.

Since 2021 Mackenzie Workplace Law has been recommended as a leading employee-focused Canberra Employment Law Firm in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide. In 2024, Mackenzie Workplace Law was recognized as a Leading Canberra Employment Law Firm for employees in Doyle’s Guide.

 What Our Clients Say

I have been a client of Deb Mackenzie for over 5 years now. Her knowledge of employment law always astounds me. I often call Deb in the first instance to understand the best way to approach a situation with my employees before proceeding. Her empathetic and sound advice has always helped me navigate employee situations in a positive and proactive way. 

Di Watt

Director, Strive Practice Consulting

As an HR Adviser working across multiple workplaces and sectors, being able to work with expert professionals is critical to delivering for my clients. I have worked with Deborah for several years and her advice has been invaluable to my clients. Deborah is not only an expert in the field of employment law, she is also extremely practical in her advice across a broad range of employment issues. Deborah is a trusted adviser who is highly ethical and very approachable.

Kate Sykes

Managing Director, MintHR

Deb is a superb lawyer providing thoughtful and meaningful counsel for businesses. She has been an invaluable part of my strategic thinking and I am always very happy to have her in my corner.

Alison Wright

Divisional Head of Membership, APRA AMCOS

Deborah is driven by a strong commitment to integrity and justice.  She worked skilfully with me, encouraging me to keep my focus on a fair and realistic outcome.  Working with Deborah minimized my experience of drama and pain, and maximized my experience of inner resolve and dignity.

Thank you for the kindness with which you supported me and all I have learned from you. You are an unforgettable person in my life, at a time when everything in my life was suddenly turned upside down.   Please accept my heartfelt appreciation.

Employee client – Janine B

The service and professionalism displayed from the commencement of engagement, along with the patience and courtesy shown by Deborah throughout the journey are truly reflective of an outstanding law firm and an excellent solicitor whom I have and will continue to highly recommend.

 Louise Mayo AM

Director, Bull & Bear Special Assignments

I have utilised the services of many law firms over the past 3 decades.  Collaborating with Deborah Mackenzie, Principal of Mackenzie Workplace Law, stands out as one of the highlights. Her down-to-earth communication style is refreshingly pragmatic! Deborah’s responsive and genuinely personal approach, when guiding her clients through the industrial maze of workplace law, is quite unique.  The holistic support she provides to her clients, during what is often a very difficult time in their lives, is invaluable.  In short, Deborah is a truly exceptional workplace lawyer.

 National Manager (Retired)

We have relied on Deborah Mackenzie at Mackenzie Workplace Law for many years for provision of employment law advice and employment contracts.  Deborah has always been reliable and very easy to deal with.  She is patient in understanding our business needs and is able to explain complex issues in a respectful way that is easy to understand.  Her advice takes into account the human and interpersonal factors that can arise in an employment context.  She has helped us understand risks and mitigations in various scenarios so that our decisions are legally informed and align with our organisational values. I highly recommend Deborah.

 Dr Antoinette Harmer

Clinical Psychologist and Practice Manager, Optimal Health & Performance