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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 has consistently been ranked in Australian and Global legal directories, including The Legal 500 and the Doyle’s Guide in employment law, industrial law and work health and safety. Complementing these core areas, he maintains a thriving practice in anti-discrimination law, administrative law and restraint of trade matters.

Since being called to the Bar in 2014, Bilal has represented many of Australia’s largest corporations, employer associations and government entities in complex cases and large-scale litigation at trial and appellate level across multiple jurisdictions throughout Australia. He appears primarily in the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit and Family Law Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of NSW, and Federal and State industrial tribunals.

Some of the matters in which Bilal has appeared have contributed to the jurisprudence of the law in his areas of specialisation; a testament to the depth and breadth of his experience and technical knowledge. Bilal has established relationships with his instructing solicitors and has a strong command of his clients’ key priorities in the litigation. He also has a deep understanding of his clients’ legal drivers and commercial imperatives which enables him to craft highly effective strategies. Bilal is a well prepared, thorough and accomplished advocate who adopts a measured approach and possesses highly developed cross-examination skills.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Bilal was a Special Counsel at Ashurst (formerly, Blake Dawson) in its Sydney and Brisbane offices.  He also practised as a lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, and was Research Assistant to Emeritus Professor Ronald McCallum AO at the University of Sydney. Previous experience also includes working at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Bilal regularly delivers presentations in his fields of expertise and has presented at judges’ conferences on issues of diversity and managing cultural sensitivities in the courtroom. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from the University of Sydney.


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.