Lydia is passionate about employment and industrial relations matters. She has a unique skill set having 13 years’ senior government experience and over seven years of private practice experience.
Lydia is recognised as a ‘safe pair of hands’ and a leader in technical excellence. As an experienced workplace lawyer, she applies a common sense and commercial approach to matters.
She is particularly interested in disciplinary matters, enterprise bargaining, company restructures and resulting transfers of business and redundancy issues, and managing complex employee claims.
Large Not For Profit
Successfully resolved an application for stop bullying orders against a large, Queensland organisation, and a separate general protections application against the same client and 11 named individual respondents.
Assisted three Departments with multiple disciplinary matters: analysing evidence and advising on alleged misconduct, criminal offences and employee performance concerns; drafting show cause notices for disciplinary action, and disciplinary findings and penalty letters on behalf of chief executives and senior management.
Restraint of Trade matters
Protected the interests of a national medical device manufacturer and supplier by drafting employment and contractor agreements with tailored confidentiality and post-employment restraints; and successfully protecting the client by securing court orders restraining a former employee from soliciting clients, and the prospective competitor company from engaging the individual in their business in Australia, for up to 12 months after termination.
Hospital and Health Service
Coordinated external reviews and investigations for a Hospital and Health Service in order to provide advice on managing workforce issues and union complaints.