Amy Walsh
Special Counsel
I am a dedicated and passionate workplace lawyer with more than 14 years of specialist experience advising clients on a wide range of employment, litigation and industrial matters.
  • +61 2 9921 8724
  • +61 412 221 806

I enjoy advising on day to day employment matters including preparing and advising clients about employment contracts and policies, advising on termination of employment issues and representation in related proceedings and managing injured workers. I specialise in providing advice in the primary and secondary school sector, and regularly assist schools with managing governance issues, student and enrolment matters, parent complaints and general employment issues. I am also particularly experienced in workplace investigations and advising in respect of bullying allegations and general grievances made by employees regarding managers, including senior management.

My clients are in a range of industries including education, insurance and financial services, government, manufacturing, retail and mining and resources. I have a particular interest in the education sector and have strong relationships with a range of independent schools across NSW.

I enjoy advising my clients about how to proactively manage risk and am regularly asked to deliver workplace training across Australia on appropriate workplace behaviour, management skills and safety.

Career highlights

  • I advise Independent Schools and the NSW Department of Education on matters including enrolment disputes, student issues and wellbeing and safety matters, employment matters, parent disputes, child protection investigations, funding issues and governance.
  • I have conducted large-scale training for many clients including the Reserve Bank of Australia on appropriate workplace behaviour.
  • Successfully acted in Supreme Court proceedings brought against BGC for damages for poaching two ICAP Australia employees.
  • Acted for AMP in Supreme Court proceedings against four former employees for damages in relation to breach of post-employment restraints.
  • Acted for the QBE Insurance in successfully defending a major unfair dismissal claim and recovering costs.
  • Conducting workplace investigations, including for insurers and technology companies into conduct of senior executives.