Meg Crawford

Special Counsel

Meg joined Justitia in September 2022, bringing just over two decades of employment-law experience with her. She provides the full-spectrum of workplace advice to clients across a range of sectors. Over the years Meg has worked for the country’s largest companies and acted in some of the largest pieces of workplace litigation. But at the end of the day, Meg’s favourite part of the job is forging and tending to long-lasting relationships with clients.

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.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University, 1996


  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers
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Meg’s approach is refreshing. She always offers us options and encourages common sense to prevail. She brings a healthy dose of unflappable good cheer to the matters she works with us on. Her excellent legal skills are a given.