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Bilal Rauf


Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9223 1522

Date of Admission to the Bar


Date of Admission as a Solicitor

2001 (NSW) and 2007 (QLD)


  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Sydney

Legal 500 Recognises Bilal Rauf

'A good junior with a strong background and expertise in industrial relations', Bilal Rauf is instructed on the gamut of work, examples of which include enterprise agreements with major, global employers and restraint of trade matters.



Practice Overview

Bilal is a leading industrial relations and employment barrister with extensive experience acting for many of Australia's largest corporations, employer associations and government entities in jurisdictions throughout Australia. Bilal specialises in employment and industrial relations, workplace health and safety, anti-discrimination and restraint of trade.

Bilal regularly appears in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit and Family Law Court, Supreme Court of NSW and Federal and State industrial tribunals. He has also developed a strong appellate practice.

Prior to coming to the bar, Bilal was a Special Counsel at Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson and Blake Dawson Waldron) and worked in its Sydney and Brisbane offices.  He worked across a range of industries, including mining and resources, maritime, building and construction, manufacturing and transport.  Between 2001 and 2004, Bilal was a lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal where his work was focussed on workplace health and safety litigation.

Bilal has been consistently recognised for his expertise. Doyles Guide has ranked Bilal as one of the top junior barristers in employment law and workplace safety over many years.

In the 2021 Legal 500 edition, Bilal was ranked in the top tier of juniors in the area of Labour and Employment. He was described as a “highly skilled advocate who is exceptionally hardworking and always exploring strategic options in an effort to obtain the most beneficial outcome for his client”.

In the 2020 Chambers and Partners edition, Bilal was ranked in Band 3 as a junior counsel in the field of employment law. He was described as being “spoken highly of in the market” and an “experienced participant in proceedings at both state and Commonwealth levels, he is further singled out for his strong background and expertise in industrial relations.”


Areas of Practice

  • Employment law
  • Industrial relations law
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Restraint of trade
  • Equity
  • Coronial inquiries

Selected case examples (clients in bold) can be found here.