Bio

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Background

With over 30 years experience in employment relations, I am determined to do the best for my clients. I will confidently advise and represent you whatever your employment issues may be and however challenging they may seem.  I have experience working with both employers (large and small) and employees at all levels of organisations.

As a barrister & solicitor I specialise in employment law. I also have experience as a corporate human resources manager, meaning I understand the practicalities of how organisations and their human resources functions actually work. I beleive clients need to know their legal position but that they also need practical organisational advice and, at times, a human perspective and support. 

Training & Education

My formal qualifications are in law (LLB (Hons - Senior Prize in Law), psychology (PG Dip Couns Psych, MHSc (First Class Hons), BHSc (First Class Hons)), business (Dip Bus (PMER)) and English (BA).  I have trained as a Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute (Australia) and as a Conflict Coach with CINERGY (Canada).  I am also a trained user of psychological assessments including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Hogans, and Saville and Holdsworth personality and ability assessments. 

Interests

My work is a passion for me but away from that I enjoy spending time with my children, love art and music, motorbikes, mountain biking, surfing and walking. I also volunteer my time as a teacher and meditation instructor, helping people of all religious, political and social backgrounds to enjoy sane, kind and dignified lives in a busy world.