Nicola is a specialist employment relations and safety lawyer and has practised exclusively in this area for over seven years, working in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Nicola acts for both private and public sector clients across the full spectrum of employment relations matters. Nicola has particular experience assisting international clients with Australian domestic employment law issues.
She advises clients on issues ranging from recruitment to termination of employment, enforcement of restrictive covenants and protection of confidential information, managing employee performance and discipline issues, family friendly policies, business restructuring and business transfers and advising on the interpretation of modern awards and enterprise agreements.
Nicola regularly conducts employment litigation for clients, defending unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination claims, and bringing and defending restraint of trade claims in the High Court.
Multinational Fast Food Chain
Advised a multinational fast food chain on a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation into their compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
Modern Award Compliance
Provided advice on modern award compliance and a roll out of new contractual terms to a national building company with over 400 employees
Australian Employment policy
Advised an international company on employment policy requirements when establishing an Australian subsidiary.
Advised an investment bank in connection with the termination of a senior employee with long-term absence and ill health issues.
Medical Device Manufacturer
Successfully protecting a national medical device manufacturer 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.