Special Counsel

Rosa Raco

Rosa Raco

Special Counsel

BA, GradDipIR, MCom (HR/IR), LLB (Hons)

Legal secretary: Stella Michels

+61 3 8600 8829


With over 30 years’ experience in all areas of employment and workplace relations, Rosa has provided legal support to a wide range of businesses, from small-to-medium public and private enterprises to national businesses, and across a variety of industries and sectors — from mining, manufacturing and banking, to government departments, hospitals, universities, schools and not-for-profits.

Rosa’s passion is to serve her clients, solving what appears to them to be the unsolvable problem. Having been on the receiving end of legal advice, Rosa understands what you need from an employment lawyer — to be accessible and proactive, and to provide advice that is practical, easy to understand and usable.

Prior to joining KCL Law, Rosa worked as Principal in her own boutique employment law firm in regional Australia, having come from a national workplace relations team as Special Counsel. In these roles, Rosa worked across every facet of employment law advising both employers and employees.

Rosa is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and Industrial Relations Society of Victoria, and a board member of the Discovery Science and Technology Centre in Bendigo, Victoria.

After completing a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from La Trobe University, Rosa was admitted to practice in 2008.  Rosa also holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations, a Masters of Commerce specialising in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and, as languages are her other passion, a Diploma in Modern Languages (majoring in French).

Rosa joined KCL Law in May 2021 as Special Counsel in our Employment and Workplace Relations practice.

Areas of practice

Employment and workplace relations

  • Discrimination
  • Employment law advice
  • Employment contracts
  • General protection claims
  • Fair Work Act compliance
  • Human resources policies
  • Negotiated exits
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Performance management
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Sexual harassment and bullying claims
  • Termination of employment and unfair dismissals
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workplace training

Professional memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Industrial Relations Society of Victoria

Admitted to practice

  • 2008 — Supreme Court of Victoria