Kaye Smith


L.L.B., L.P.

Kaye’s work is exclusively for employers, extending to complex employment disputes, work health and safety, anti-discrimination law and industrial disputes. Kaye also acts extensively for local government, advises chief executive offices and boards of all sizes. Kaye is known for her practical, no-nonsense approach and is respected nationally by clients and peers.

Kaye is a graduate of Flinders University, and has practised in employment relations since 1997. She has been individually recognised since 2011, as a preeminent and market leader employment lawyer South Australia, and as a leading employment Lawyer Australia, in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Kaye has also been recognised as a preeminent workplace health and safety lawyer since 2016. Kaye is a graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

Kaye has standing retainers to provide general advice, on a regular basis, to a number or medium and large businesses, state government agencies and councils.

  • Preeminent & Market Leader; Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) South Australia: 2011 – 2024
  • Leading; Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) South Australia: 2010
  • Leading & Recommended; Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) Australia: 2017 – 2021
  • Preeminent & Leading; Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyers South Australia: 2016 – 2024


  • Member of The Law Society of South Australia
  • Member of the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia (IRSSA)
  • Member of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA)
  • Member of the board, Julia Farr Association Inc and the Julia Farr Housing Association Inc
  • Member of the board, Community Business Bureau
  • Member of Law Council of Australia