Claire has a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and was awarded the University Medal at the Queensland University of Technology in her graduating year. She commenced her legal career by serving as the Associate to the Honourable Justice Atkinson in the Supreme Court of Queensland and has since specialised in employment and workplace law.
Claire’s experience in employment law and industrial relations extends across industries including mining (including black coal mining), manufacturing, hydrocarbons, education, general retail, hospitality and building and construction. She has had the opportunity to represent both employees and employers in all facets of employment and workplace law both in the Fair Work Commission and the Federal Circuit Court, including general protections, unfair dismissal, discrimination and underpayment of wages.
Claire provides advice to corporate clients in respect of restructures and redundancies, strategic industrial relations/workforce options, transfer of business, managing sick or injured employees, termination and disciplinary issues. Claire also regularly advises and guides corporate clients through the enterprise agreement making process. This includes drafting agreements, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, preparing applications to the Fair Work Commission for the approval of enterprise agreements and representing clients in disputes.