Areas of Practice
Having started out as a workplace relations adviser for the then Employee Relations Policy Branch of the Department of State Development (formerly, the Department of Industrial Relations), Meg has worked exclusively in the employment space as a lawyer.
Meg has engaged in everything from defending major clients in workplace health and safety prosecutions and acting in industrial disputes of national significance, through to conducting complex and sensitive bullying and harassment investigations and overseeing the provision of award-coverage advice to some of the country’s biggest employers.
Meg works for both private and public sector clients and perversely enjoys curly award-classification issues.
Experience and expertise
Recent examples of work undertaken by Meg include:
- Assisting an employer where an employee’s visa status was temporary, but engaged as a permanent employee
- Guiding employers through negotiations for enterprise agreements, including where no agreement has existed previously
- Providing advice to US parent companies about the employment and industrial landscape in Australia
- Providing advice about whether workers were independent contractors or employees
- Conducting a preliminary investigation into a complex sexual harassment complaint and guiding the employer through the next steps
- Providing strategic advice about award obligations and flexibility regarding hours of work
Professional and community engagement
Meg was once named as one of Melbourne’s leading employment lawyers in the Australasian Legal Business Magazine.
She takes delight in presenting to university law students about how a life in the law can look (and it’s not beige or boring).
Plus, she cares for a flock of five rescued hens at Burnley Backyard.