Claire Brown Senior Associate

Claire joined KHQ in 2014 with over fourteen years experience in operational workplace relations across a wide range of industries, including transport and logistics, mining and resources, emergency services, health and education.

This experience enables Claire to provide commercially focussed and practical advice across a broad range of workplace relations matters, from day to day employment issues to broader industrial strategy. Claire regularly appears in the Fair Work Commission and is experienced in developing and delivering workplace training in employment matters.

Claire is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and a chartered member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. She is also a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria’s Executive Committee for 2015.


Claire is a recommended lawyer for Labour & Employment law in Australia in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 2018.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Recommended Lawyer 2018

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Unfair dismissal extension of time – are medical circumstances sufficiently ‘exceptional’?

Posted By on 17/06/16 at 2:15 PM

Two recent FWC decisions where medical circumstances were advanced by employees in relation to extensions of time for their unfair dismissal applications raise interesting issues, especially given our recent seminar on managing ill, injured and absent employees. In Hickey v Australia Post, following medical retirement by Australia Post, Hickey argued his anxiety, which he said … Read more