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Unfair Dismissal, Unlawful Dismissal, Disciplinary Processes, Occupational Safety and Health, Employment Contracts, Discrimination, Entitlements
Jack Nicholas has specialised in employment and industrial relations law for over 15 years. He is recognised as one of Perth’s preeminent employment lawyers. He previously has led the legal teams of the CFMEU and LHMU (United Voice). Jack is committed to helping employees restore the balance and achieve just and fair outcomes.
Compliance and Strategy, Representation & Advocacy, Employment law, Investigations, Dispute Resolutions and Advocacy, Performance Management
Stephen has worked at several top tier firms, including as partner in charge of the Workplace Relations and Safety team at a major Perth firm, as well as on his own account. Stephen is recognised for his practical and commercial approach to employment disputes and for providing clear and concise advice. His experience and willingness to listen allows him to identify the core issues and to develop strategies to address those issues. His approach does not just focus on the legalities of the matter at hand: he recognises the broader ramifications that your employment issues may have. He is also an experienced counsel and regularly appears in the courts and tribunals on behalf of clients. He has also acted as counsel briefed by other law firms. His appearance work has included several appeals.
Liquor Licensing, Criminal Law, Restraining Orders, Employment Law, General Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law
Peter joined Dwyer Durack in April 2010, became a Director in October 2011 and Managing Director in February 2016. After graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1995, Peter did his articles at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Tasmania) before moving to WA in 1997. He worked at Monaghan & Associates and Ilberys Lawyers prior to joining Dwyer Durack. Peter primarily practices within the area of Liquor Licensing and Criminal Law. Peter regularly appears in all liquor related jurisdictions including on appeal matters before the Supreme Court. In criminal and restraining order matters, Peter regularly appears before the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in a wide range of matters including guilty pleas, jury trials, appeals against sentence and appeals against conviction. Peter also practices in, and oversees, the Employment, Commercial and Dispute Resolution practice areas, on an as-needed basis, having experience in those areas over the course of his 20+ years in practice.
Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Industrial Diseases, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Employment law, Industrial law
Abbey has experience representing workers and union members in a variety of areas, to protect their workplace rights and entitlements, including workers’ compensation and employment and industrial law. Abbey has represented workers in the District Court, Federal Court, WorkCover and Fair Work Commission. She has experience working with workers from a variety of fields including retail, warehousing, construction, manufacturing, health and local government. Abbey has also represented workers who have been affected by workplace harassment and discrimination.
Workplace and employment law, Not-for-profit, Unfair dismissals, General protections matters, Contractual and statutory rights, Obligations, Drafting and interpretation of employment contracts, Restructures, Performance management, Termination and discrimination
Nikita (BA LLB, Murdoch University) is Special Counsel at MDC Legal, with over 12 years’ experience in workplace and employment law. She is currently recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession as the sole Preeminent employment lawyer (employee representation) behind Market Leader and MDC Legal Director, Mark Cox. Previously, Nikita was recognised as a recommended employment lawyer in Doyle’s Guide in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Nikita has worked with national and mid-tier law firms prior to joining MDC Legal and also has experience as a volunteer solicitor with community legal centres. Nikita has previously sat on various not-for-profit committees, including Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc. and is regularly invited to speak at both legal and human resources conferences in the area of employment law. Nikita has advocacy and negotiation experience in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia, in the Fair Work Commission and the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission and in the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Commission.
Employment law, Enterprise bargaining, Contracting, Workplace governance, Construction, Mining and oil and gas, Workplace Relations Law, Contractor management
Sean is a Solicitor in our Employment and Workplace Relations team. He assists clients across all areas of our employment law practice – including difficult or sensitive disciplinary matters, enterprise bargaining, contracting, workplace governance (strategy, policies, procedures, investigation and auditing activities) and represents parties in employment litigation matters. Before joining Panetta McGrath, Sean was an industrial relations consultant. For 25 years he advised across multiple industries especially, construction, mining and oil and gas. He is particularly experienced working with executives on HR and employee relations strategy, project planning and contractor management. Sean holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.
Employment law, Civil litigation, Family law, Wills and estate planning, Commercial drafting, Property law
Anthony practices in civil litigation with experience in appeals, family law, wills and estate planning, employment law, commercial drafting and property law. In 2014, Anthony graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Laws and since 2016 has been a solicitor in Western Australia. He practices primarily in civil litigation with experience in appeals, family law, wills and estate planning, employment law, commercial drafting and property law. Anthony has managed matters in most Courts in Western Australia including the Supreme Court, State Administrative Tribunal and Family Court.
Employment law, Contract law, Property law, Conveyancing, Trademarks, Property leasing, Wills and Probate/Letters of Administration
Peta believes in hard work, accountability and delivering on commitments to the best of her abilities at all times. With over 20 years’ experience in administration across a number of industries, Peta is an integral part of the FourLion Legal team. She began her career in a real estate office where she completed a Certificate IV in Conveyancing and got her first taste of contract law, property law and conveyancing. When the opportunity presented, she travelled to London where she worked for an international fashion brand and had a further taste of law including trademarks, property leasing and employment law. Upon returning to Perth she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) degree at Edith Cowan University in 2009. Peta joined FourLion Legal in 2015 as our Office Manager and also holds a portfolio of paralegal work focusing on conveyancing, employment law and estate matters including Wills and Probate/Letters of Administration. Peta has personally experienced being an executor of a deceased estate, buying and selling property and an employment law dispute and is thus very empathetic to our clients who are going through similar experiences.
Corporate and Commercial law, Disputes and Litigation, Employment law, Regulatory and Compliance
Lindsay is a Senior Lawyer in the Employment team at LegalVision. She helps businesses and individuals understand their rights and options when navigating their employment relationships, including ending an employment relationship (or entering into one), drafting and reviewing contracts, advising on sham contract issues and restraints of trade, workplace policies and much more. She also advises and assists with unfair dismissal claims, general protection rights and redundancy procedure. Lindsay’s other growing area of expertise is Corporate Immigration, helping businesses wanting to sponsor foreign skilled workers to work for them in Australia. Before LegalVision, Lindsay spent six years at a major London law firm, which sharpened her ability to advise in contentious or highly regulated environments.
Employment law, Industrial relations, Safety law, Workplace Relations Lawyer
Tony Smetana is the Managing Director at HLS Legal. Tony has specialised in employment law, industrial relations and safety law for over 30 years. Tony has represented employers in landmark employment law and industrial relations cases in Western Australia and Australia. As a testament to Tony, a number of his clients have remained unchanged in 30 years. He is consistently recommended as a Leading Employment & Workplace Relations Lawyer by his clients and peers. Tony has extensive experience in assisting companies to negotiate large scale enterprise agreements, particularly in the mining, resources and energy sectors, including the Gorgon and Ichthys Projects. Tony is an experienced and successful litigator and represents companies in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of WA in complex disputes.