Do you need help with a HR, IR or employee matter?

BTS Accord is BTLawyer‘s dedicated, Brisbane-based HR/IR consultancy.

BTS Accord brings together the significant HR and IR expertise of John Salter with the legal skills of the BTLawyer’s team, giving our clients access to the best advice about all their employee-related matters under the one roof.

Our philosophy is the same – to remove the usual inefficiencies of traditional firms that impede the delivery of quality services, and to provide true value and peace of mind to our clients through our fixed fee pricing model.

Fixed Fee Models are our preferred option, but we can also offer a range of  item based, hourly rate, and hybrid costs solutions that best suit your needs.

OUR BOUTIQUE TEAM. OFFERING TOP TIER RESULTS.

BRUCE THOMAS

Director

“The simple question that guide the choices we make is – what will get the best result for our client.”

Bruce is a tenacious litigator whose commitment to delivering service, value and outcomes to clients drives our high performance culture.

Bruce founded BTLawyers in 2002 with a vision of redefining the value and performance that a firm can deliver to its clients, and the environment it can provide for its people.  He is committed to ensuring to ensuring that our legal services deliver results and value to clients with superior service, and that our people work in a rewarding, challenging and collaborative workplace.

Bruce represents business, government and private clients in insurance, workplace, commercial and personal litigation.  He has managed large scale projects for clients that have helped redefine their risk profile and risk management strategies.  He represents some of Australia’s leading privately and publicly owned businesses in manufacturing, retail, transport and logistics, insurance and health.

Bruce excels in strategic planning and execution in litigation, providing solutions that maximise the client’s outcomes and value.  He is a skilled advocate and negotiator, providing clients with a tactical edge in complex negotiations and court matters.

JOHN SALTER

Director

“John is as good as they come in the HR space.” – Steve Keefe, Dirigo Business Finance.

John brings to the BTS Accord team his extensive senior HR experience in large private sector manufacturing firms, including Teys Australia and Metro Meat International, and well known employer associations.

Armed with both practical experience and strategic nous, John brings creative solutions to every problem.

He has been responsible for producing highly successful productivity based collective bargaining outcomes within labour intensive workplaces, overcoming common barriers such as differing agendas and personalities, which often derail a positive outcome.

He is experienced in individual/collective representation at industry and government levels, having led two overseas study tours examining HR systems in Scandanavia and the USA, as well as being an employer representative on ministerial advisory bodies.

As a former representative rugby league player and cricketer, John is passionate about the advancement of sporting organisations, being a current Director of Queensland Cricket and the Souths Logan Rugby League club in Brisbane.

Equally at home in the Boardroom or your production floor, John can apply his considerable skills to achieve a positive outcome for every issue.

JIM TEALBY

MEDIATOR

Jim is an accredited mediator under the Australian National Mediation Standards.

With degrees in communication and law, and 25 years + working in the legal industry in Queensland, Jim is very aware of the consequences flowing from unresolved disputes.  He knows how to talk with people with varying levels of legal experience about the issues that concern them.

Jim has been described as “very even-tempered and sensible in his approach to resolution of matters, or to reducing the number of issues that might be in dispute….the characteristics that I have seen in Jim will very ably equip him to perform the duties required of a mediator“.

GEORGE WILLIAMS

ASSOCIATE

George is a dedicated and hard working Associate at BTLawyers and has 8 years of experience in personal injury litigation.

George previously worked for two of Queensland’s largest Plaintiff Firms where he gained experience in running Public Liability, Motor Vehicle and WorkCover claims..

George was also part of an in-house common law team at WorkCover Queensland where he managed a portfolio of Health, Transport and Tourism claims. More recently, George has been assisting one of Australia’s biggest retailers with their common law claims.

Throughout his experience, George has always put his client’s interests first. He has enjoyed building long-term relationships with clients through his ability to deliver positive and cost-efficient outcomes for his clients.

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Practical Legal Solutions

BTS Accord are proud of our reputation of going above and beyond to ensure we get the right outcome for our clients.

BTS Accord provides a focused suite of legal and non-legal services in employment law, human resources and litigation. In partnership with BT Lawyers, we are privileged to act for insurers, self insurers, government authorities, and many of Australia’s largest public and privately owned businesses in the food, manufacturing, transport, retail, property, aviation and health sectors.

BTS Accord has an unwavering commitment to excellence – in client service, quality of advice, client outcomes and value for money. Our mission is to redefine expectations of legal and consultancy services – to provide outstanding quality at lower cost and deliver genuine value.

Contact one of our HR experts today.

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Strategic HR Advice

We believe in partnership. We align ourselves with our clients and design our service delivery to meet the client’s specific needs. Our service always supports our client’s business objectives and philosophy.

We simplify our client’s business and help solve their problems. We make dealing with our consultants easy, providing thoughtful assistance on both the big and small issues that matter. We give astute, practical and clear advice that balances commercial practicalities and strategic opportunities.

We are always mindful of the “bigger picture”, assisting clients to manage wider strategic implications and collaborate on opportunities for process and performance improvement across their business.

The best outcome for you is our top priority.

OUR PARTNER

Our partnership with BTLawyers provides our clients with access to strategic HR and IR advice, backed by practical legal solutions.