Ali prides herself on being able to assist her clients in both the public and private sectors to navigate complex industrial situations, by providing thorough and practical advice. She has extensive experience advising in relation to workplace disputes and litigation, including in the Fair Work Commission, VCAT, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the Federal and Federal Circuit Court and the High Court. She also often advises clients in relation to contractual issues, employee misconduct and discipline, privacy, transfers of business and discrimination.
State Revenue Office - Litigation
Advising in relation to employee misconduct and subsequent Supreme Court and Court of Appeal litigation in relation to contractual issues, obligations upon public sector employers and procedural fairness in misconduct investigations. See key decision here.
Transport Safety Victoria - Litigation
Advising in relation to breach of privacy proceedings in VCAT and the Supreme Court. See decision here.
V/Line - Transfer of Business
Advising in relation to transfer of operations from private to public entity and application to the Fair Work Commission for orders in relation to transferable instruments.
Local Government - Transfer of Business
Advising a number of local councils in relation to cessation of Commonwealth-funded services and related issues.
Victoria Police - Industrial Action
Advising in relation to proposed industrial action during enterprise bargaining.
Further Update: New Commission decision - mandatory influenza vaccination may be lawful and reasonable in high-risk settings
When governments start to consider mandating vaccination in particular settings.
Mandatory vaccinations – inherent requirement or lawful and reasonable direction?
Questions whether mandatory vaccination will be lawful and reasonable.