Pragmatic and personable, Shannon has specialised in employment and industrial law for over a decade. She has a reputation for providing clear, measured advice which balances her client’s legal rights with their commercial interests. Shannon understands the importance of giving advice that can be applied to her clients’ workplaces with efficiency and ease, without unnecessary legalese. Her down-to-earth manner and measured approach makes her the go-to person for her clients in complex and stressful workplace disputation.
Shannon’s experience encompasses strategic employment advice through to representation in large scale litigation. In an advisory role, she assists clients with all aspects of managing the employment relationship, from onboarding to termination. Her experience includes providing advice on unfair dismissal claims, general protection applications, employer/employee obligations, enterprise bargaining and industrial action. Shannon has significant experience in drafting and interpreting employment contracts, workplace polices and enterprise agreements. In litigious matters, she has appeared for clients before most state and federal courts and tribunals in matters as varied as individual workplace bullying complaints through to industrial action on some of Australia’s biggest resource projects.
A skilled and engaging presenter, Shannon delivers training and seminars on employment topics and strategies to all levels of the workforce and across various organisations. She believes passionately in educating her clients so they are empowered to avoid and minimise contentious workplace disputes.