Tal Shmerling is a Senior Lawyer in the Corporate Advisory Team at Moores

Tal specialises in the areas of discrimination, child safety, safeguarding and workplace relations.

Tal is an expert in discrimination and equality laws, having worked in senior legal and policy roles at Victoria’s equal opportunity regulator, Ambulance Victoria and the Victorian Government. He has advised on many significant discrimination and human rights cases and led investigations into discrimination and harassment. He is known for providing clear, practical and pragmatic solutions that create safer workplaces, schools and organisations and position his clients as leading employers, educators and service providers.

Tal is a strategic thinker and enjoys solving complex problems. Tal also worked for several years in private practice in King & Wood Mallesons’ corporate team.

Why Moores?

“At Moores, the mantra of ‘helping good grow’ is embedded into our fabric. By assisting our clients to create meaningful and positive change within their organisations, our impact is far-reaching. I appreciate that Moores is deeply committed to our clients, whilst maintaining a strong focus on our values and our people.”


Tal loves a good coffee in the morning and spending time in nature with his partner and young daughter. He also enjoys going to the footy with his family and playing basketball with his friends.


  • Bachelor of Commerce and Laws at Monash University (First Class Honours)
  • Led the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s strategic litigation to advance human rights and prevent discrimination and investigations to address systemic discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation
  • Founder of Our Stories, a refugee education and storytelling project featuring the stories of four refugees building a new life in Australia