Taboka Finn

Special Counsel

Taboka commenced her wide-ranging career working in government law, before moving into private practice where she assisted organisations from a wide range of sectors. To broaden her legal experience, Taboka relocated to London before returning to Melbourne. Prior to joining Justitia, Taboka was Principal Legal Advisor for the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Areas of Practice

Taboka experience includes advising on contracts, entitlements, discrimination, performance management, discipline and misconduct, transfer of business, redundancy and termination. One of Taboka’s interests is scoping and carrying out workplace reviews that assess an organisation’s compliance with workplace laws particularly in relation to the prevention of bullying and poor workplace practices. As an experienced litigator, she is also sought out for her expertise in defending complex litigation involving industrial, discrimination, termination and other claims before the Fair Work Commission, the Victorian Supreme and Federal Court.

Taboka enjoys delivering targeted, stimulating and industry specific workplace training.

Experience and expertise

Recent examples of work undertaken by Taboka include:

  • Advising and representing organisations in relation to employment disputes, including unfair dismissals, general protections and anti-bullying claims.
  • Assisting a manufacturer with transfer of business obligations including transferring industrial instruments, entitlements, outsourcing work and interactions with associated entities.
  • Defending claims of racial discrimination in the Federal Court.
  • Advising organisations in relation to processes, entitlements and suitable alternative duties for redundant roles.

Professional and community engagement

Taboka is a member of Victorian Women Lawyers and the Law Institute of Victoria. She has volunteered at WestJustice assisting newly arrived and refugee workers with employment law issues. Taboka also served for a number of years as the Secretary of the Victorian branch of the International Commission of Jurists which promotes the observance of its core principles of human rights, fairness and judicial independence through the Rule of Law.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

Affiliations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers
  • International Commission of Jurists, Victoria
quote rounded
Taboka is the most agile lawyer. She soaks up information, and produces written advices or legal submissions for Court/Commission, quicker than anyone else. Calm under pressure, Taboka’s strong communication and negotiation skills are especially invaluable when facing the stress of litigation.
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