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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appoints next CEO March 31, 2020

Tuesday 31 March 2020  Maddocks has appointed David Newman as the firm’s next Chief Executive Officer. David is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team and is based in Melbourne. David brings significant … Continued

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Changes to Clerks Award eases burden on employers during COVID-19 March 31, 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has granted an urgent application to vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 (the Clerks Award), making changes to annual leave, minimum hours and notice requirements. The decision is … Continued

Maree Skinner Partner

Maree is a highly regarded employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience supporting clients in the management of their employee and industrial relations issues. Maree practices in all aspects of workplace relations law assisting clients with everything from pro-active compliance measures, day to day employment issues and dispute resolution through to high level strategic advice.

Maree regularly advises clients on a wide range of industrial relations issues, such as industrial relations strategy, enterprise agreement bargaining and industrial disputes.

Maree has significant experience in assisting clients with compliance including Fair Work Ombudsman audits, investigations and prosecutions as well as self-assessment, auditing and pro-active compliance strategies. Maree also regularly advises on and conducts investigations for clients on workplace complaints such as bullying and sexual harassment.

While Maree seeks to assist clients to put in place systems which prevent disputes, Maree also has significant experience assisting clients in the resolution of workplace disputes, including those related to termination of employment, post-termination restraints, discrimination and harassment and industrial disputes.

Maree is well known for her pragmatic employment advice in relation to commercial transactions, restructurings and administrations and receiverships and regularly provides advice about transfer of business issues, retention and integration and employee entitlements.

Maree also conducts tailored training for clients on a range of topics including appropriate workplace behaviour, work, health and safety, recruitment and investigations.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 acknowledges Maree as a leading Employment practitioner, with one client saying that she is “a brilliant negotiator”.