I decided to enter the legal profession to make a difference — to fight for people’s right to dignity and a fair go. As a Principal Lawyer in Slater and Gordon’s Industrial law and Employment law team, I’m proud to draw on 20 years of legal experience to help my clients seek justice.
In my long career, I have helped working people across all occupations and industries with issues such as wage recovery, unfair dismissal, defamation, discrimination, bullying, disciplinary proceedings and sexual harassment. My clients include employees in the public sector, finance, health, transport and logistics and the mining industry.
My broad experience gives me a unique insight into how to best approach your case and means I can understand, and empathise with, your situation. I bring my extensive knowledge and expertise to every case to help you get the best possible result.
Some achievements I am proud of include:
- Reinstatement of a coal mine worker dismissed for a breach of safety,
- Payment of unpaid wages to a truck driver who was underpaid for a number of years and then terminated after suffering an injury at work.
My expertise and abilities were recognised when I was named Recommended Queensland Employment Lawyer for 2017 and 2018 in the Doyle’s Guide.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- 1999 - Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law Sydney
- 1997 - Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland
- 1994 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland
- 2008 - Present, Slater and Gordon
Memberships and Associations
- Queensland Law Society
- Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
- Obtaining orders from the Federal Circuit Court for the payment of annual leave, long service leave and redundancy pay for three dismissed textile and clothing workers
- Negotiating payment of unpaid wages a truck driver after commencing proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court, who was underpaid for a number of years and then terminated after suffering an injury at work
- Defending allegations made by the Registered Organisations Commission against union officials
- Conducting a constitutional challenge to legislation introduced by the Newman Government in the Queensland Court of Appeal