I provide employers with commercial and strategic advice on all aspects of employment and work health and safety law. Originally from Canberra, I have practised at top-tier firms in both Perth and Sydney.
I specialise in employment litigation and have represented employers in proceedings in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Courts of WA and NSW, and the Fair Work Commission. This includes defending breach of contract claims by executives, pursuing urgent restraint of trade and injurious falsehood injunctions against ex-employees, general protections and unfair dismissal claims.
I also have a particular focus on advising employers on complex and sensitive workplace investigations arising under relevant public sector misconduct, whistleblower and public interest disclosure legislation, including fraud and integrity issues.
I also have a strong WHS focus, regularly advising employers managing serious safety incidents, regulatory incident investigations, and resulting prosecutions and civil litigation.
I specialise in working with State and Commonwealth government-owned corporations. I undertook a secondment as in-house Senior Legal Counsel at NBN Co in Sydney between 2014 and 2017. I also work with clients in the tertiary education, mining and resources, financial services and construction sectors.