Lucy Shanahan


Lucy helps clients create a better future for their businesses by helping them successfully navigate their most difficult and complex employee issues and industrial challenges. She is an experienced investigator and is regularly engaged to facilitate and report on complex and sensitive employment-related investigations.

A highly experienced litigator, Lucy assists clients on a range of contentious employment and industrial relations issues. These include applications relating to bargaining and industrial action, unfair dismissal and bullying claims, actions by senior executives, and post-employment restraint matters.  She has appeared in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court in multiple adverse action and harassment claims.

Clients value Lucy’s intrinsic ability to contemplate a myriad of strategic legal issues whilst guiding them through the day-to-day employment matters that come with running often complex, multi-faceted businesses with many employees in multiple jurisdictions. She takes pride in building exceptional relationships with her clients, and knowing them and their businesses inside and out. Her advice is practical, timely and concise, and reflects her deep expertise as well as her focus on remaining on top of legislative and regulatory changes that may affect her clients.

Her successful practice is focused on the financial services, government, electricity, retail, transport and health industries.

Lucy is highly regarded for her strong communication skills and engaging presentation style. She has extensive experience as a trainer and presenter and is often called upon to help train, inform and educate at client and industry forums.


Recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Lawyer in Employment: 2024, 2023 and 2021.