Angela is special counsel in the firm’s Workplace section, with a focus on industrial relations and employment law. She has over a decade of experience practicing exclusively in all aspects of industrial relations, employment law, anti-discrimination matters and the Fair Work Act and its predecessors. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Angela worked as a registered nurse.
Her clients benefit from her extensive experience and her calm and measured approach. Angela was drawn to this particular area of law due to the direct client contact it provides, as well as the challenges of constant change that come from new governments and new legislation.
Angela particularly enjoys the satisfaction of knowing she has made a significant change or impact to a workplace that was previously experiencing high stress or uncertainty. She believes in talking in plain English to her clients and is always approachable, honest and upfront in her assessment about their situations.
She has worked on many diverse matters in employment law, with one of the most interesting experiences being developing an enterprise agreement for surgeons. Another interesting matter involved a Queensland Industrial Relations Commission four-day hearing, in which Angela assisted a business in a dispute regarding the classification of worker as an employee or an independent contractor.
Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. She loves tennis, and enjoys the theatre, reading and socialising with friends.
In the community, Angela is heavily involved with her children’s school. She is Vice President of the P&F, as well as organising the yearly luncheon and high tea for the mothers. She is also the class coordinator for her daughter’s grade, a coordinator for the rowing teams and secretary for the swim team. Outside of her school involvement, she attends her local nursing home for ‘tea and chats’ with the residents, which are a highlight for her each fortnight.