Tim Lange



Tim is an employment relations lawyer with over 19 years’ specialist employment relations experience at top-tier and mid-tier firms.

Tim’s work focuses on achievement of commercial results with minimum disruption to the workplace through a combination of expert knowledge and a practical approach. He provides representation and advice on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Tim’s expertise encompasses a wide range of employment and industrial relations matters including the drafting and negotiation of enterprise agreements and awards, resolving industrial disputes, terminations and unfair dismissals, employment contracts and policies, issues around employee records and privacy, anti-discrimination, management of whistleblower disclosures, and work health and safety.

His diverse client base includes commercial organisations from a range of sectors including professional services, health, transport, retail, telecommunications and construction.

Tim has particular experience dealing with highly unionised workforces, as well as sensitive and strategic executive employment issues.

He is an experienced advocate, and brings a focus to negotiations and litigation that enables quick, efficient and appropriate resolution of disputes in Courts and industrial tribunals.



‘Tim Lange’s encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian employment law is matched only by his ability to think strategically from the inception of a matter.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Labour and employment – 2024 edition

‘Piper Alderman’s employment team is led by the ‘astute and measured’ Tim Lange, who is ‘sensational to work with, responsive, attentive and aware of the client’s needs and expectations’.  The ‘creative’ and ‘no nonsense’ Tim Lange… ‘has the confidence of senior-level clients’… and is commended for his ‘very strategic approach, deep understanding, clear communication and warmth’.
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Labour and employment – 2021 edition

‘Tim Lange is exceptional in terms of his practical advice and his deep expertise. What makes him different is that he has a focus on building his client’s capability and so works as a true partner in this space.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Labour and employment – 2022 edition

‘Tim Lange is excellent. He is efficient, very strategic, and doesn’t waste any time. He consistently provides pragmatic and very well-thought-out advice.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Labour and employment – 2023 edition


  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Labour and Employment Law (Melbourne, AU) – Since 2015 edition
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Labour & Employment Law – since 2016 edition
  • Australasian Lawyer’s HOT List in 2016
  • Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Finalist for Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year in 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Doyle’s Guide – Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) – Victoria, 2020 edition

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  • Australian Labour Law Association

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