Meredith loves working with her clients to navigate a path through complex areas of law and delicate employment situations. With a strong interest in statutory and award interpretation, she works across all areas of the law that touch the employment relationship, including common law, the Fair Work Act 2009, equal opportunity law, and health and safety law. She provides clear and succinct advice with a focus on achieving the best outcomes for her clients. She advises clients from the private sector and all levels of government in Victoria.
Providing strategic employment advice to Nintendo Australia, including on issues such as ill and injured employees and award interpretation
Department of Justice and Community Safety
Representing the Department of Justice and Community Safety in unfair dismissal litigation and, during secondment, acting as lead investigator responsible for multi-office investigation
Commission for Children and Young People
Providing targeted statutory interpretation advice to the Commission for Children and Young People to ensure that user guidelines accurately reflect the intention of legislation
Representing the L & H Group in relation to post-employment restraints to protect the company’s commercial interests
Advising on child safety matters, including in relation to reportable conduct investigations, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
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