Employment Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Disputes and Litigation Law, Franchising, Family Law, Consumer Law
Emma is a Practice Group Leader who heads LegalVision’s Franchising and Disputes Team. She has over 13 years’ legal experience, including acting on a number of large franchise disputes in the Federal Court. Emma is an experienced litigator with expertise in contractual disputes and consumer law disputes. She draws on her litigation background to guide dispute resolution processes and aims to obtain commercial resolutions for her clients without the need for court intervention.In the employment sphere, Emma and her team can assist with contract drafting, advices on all employment related issues, and acting in relation to employment disputes, including in unfair dismissal or court proceedings.
Employment contracts, Employment disputes, Workplace bullying and harassment, Criminal Law, Disputes resolution, Litigation
Jim Rutherford is a Principal Lawyer of Harwood Andrews. His practice focuses on the prevention and resolution of disputes faced by his clients. Jim is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in workplace relations law and he heads our workplace relations team. Jim practised as a barrister before joining Harwood Andrews. Jim’s approach is to listen to clients, work with his clients to determine the right solution to resolve the dispute and then apply his significant dispute resolution experience to achieve a desired outcome. Jim is respected for his knowledge and expertise regarding workplace relations issues and regularly presents to employer groups and human resources managers on employment and industrial relations matters.
Employment Law, Workplace policies and manuals, Litigation, Contractor agreements, Award and enterprise agreement interpretation, Disputes
Amy is an industrial relations and employment lawyer who joined the Commercial Litigation team at Tisher Liner FC in 2020. Prior to this Amy worked as a Senior Associate at a mid-tier law firm.She has worked with a variety of clients, including employers and employees, on a wide range of employment matters. She advises employers on matters such as compliance with workplace legislation, privacy obligations, employment and contractor agreements, award and enterprise agreement interpretation and disputes, employee entitlements and commercial proceedings related to workplace law. In addition to this, Amy also drafts employment contracts and workplace policies and manuals, and assists employers to manage performance issues in the workplace, terminations and redundancies, as well as assisting in the conduct of investigations into claims of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
Employment law, Property law, Commercial law, Franchises, Commercial leases, Immigration law, Criminal law
Hao holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). Hao practices predominantly in the areas of property law and commercial law. Hao has experience in dealing with residential and commercial property transactions, sale and purchase of businesses and franchises, and commercial leases. Hao possesses strong skills in reviewing and drafting commercial agreements. She has also handled matters in the areas of immigration law, employment law, and criminal law.
Industrial advice & litigation, Employment advice & litigation, Enterprise Bargaining, Attending employee, Disciplinary/investigation/performance management, Probate Law, Consumer Law, Corporations Law
Joining the firm in 2013, Gregory Romeo has handled all forms of employment matters; including general protections, unfair dismissals, mediations, underpayment claims, enterprise bargaining, commercial litigation and contractual matters. Gregory was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2018 and is a full-time solicitor at Kelly Workplace Lawyers.
Employment Law, Industrial Law, Drafting
Orm continues to act as a consultant to our firm. Orm has a distinguished legal career, representing clients in significant cases both in the industrial arena and in common law proceedings. He has conducted important litigation including acting for the sacked judges of the Accident Compensation Tribunal in Victoria. He is regarded as one of the leading experts in union rules matters and has been responsible for drafting many of the rules under which Australian unions operate.
Employment Law, Not-for-profit, Disability law
Stephanie has been working in our Not-for-profit team for two years. She approaches the commencement of her career as a young lawyer with over a decade of personal experience in community associations, Not-for-profits, legal services and advocacy. Stephanie is passionate about a healthy community sector in Victoria and believes in helping organisations to focus their vision and improve their service delivery. She designs organisational structures and policies that not only address legal and regulatory risks, but more importantly help organisations to prepare and support their staff and assist their beneficiaries. Her key areas of interest include Disability and Employment Law family violence in faith communities and schools, social enterprises and development agencies.
Wills and probate, Civil litigation, Employment law, Business and property, Police matters, Family law, Commercial and Criminal law
Andrew is a Partner of the firm, having joined the firm as a solicitor in 2008, being appointed Senior Associate in 2013 and becoming a Partner in 2018. Admitted to practice in 2007, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and also a Bachelor of Social Sciences. Andrew practices across a broad areas of law, and in particular in Family law, Employment law, Wills & Estate matters, and Civil, Commercial and Criminal law. What makes Andrew stand out from many other solicitors is that he will work for his clients from the commencement of their matter to the conclusion, and including appearing for his clients at Court to ensure the best possible result is achieved at all levels.
Employment contracts, Restraint of trade, Sexual harassment, Workplace investigations, Adverse action, Unlawful discrimination, Whistleblower claims, Workplace bullying, Industrial disputation
Josh Bornstein is a Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn, based in Melbourne. He is the national head of the firm’s Employment and Industrial Law department. In May 2019, Josh was named Workplace Relations Partner of the Year at the annual Lawyers Weekly Awards. Rated by Doyle’s Guide as Australia’s leading employment lawyer for employees between 2013-2021, Josh has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, advising professionals in the private and public sectors throughout Australia and overseas.
Family Law (Divorce, Property, Family Violence & Childrens matters), Civil Law, General Litigation, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Estate disputes
Georgina practices across a wide range of areas of law, but in particular in the areas of Family Law (Divorce, Property, Family Violence & Childrens matters), Civil Law, general Litigation, Commercial Law and Employment Law. She is highly experienced in family law, and has an admirable ability to handle matters with the utmost of professionalism, sensitivity and confidentiality. She is one of the most caring Divorce Lawyers Melbourne has to offer. She has acted for both wives and husbands to sort out divorce papers, separate family property, make parenting arrangements that are not only the best for the child but take into account the circumstances of the parents. She also has experience in Domestic Family Violence and can represent either the victim or the perpetrator in court. In addition she has extensive experience in Litigation & Debt collection across a wide range of areas of law and jurisdictions and has extensive skills in advocacy. She has assisted many of our SME clients over the years with their business cash flow.