Claire is a Special Counsel in our Workplace Relations & OHS team. Claire joined KHQ in 2014 with over fourteen years’ experience in operational workplace relations and HR across a wide range of industries, including transport and logistics, mining and resources, emergency services, health and education.
Claire provides advice across the full range of industrial and employment matters, including enterprise bargaining strategy, industrial disputes, management of organisational change and employment litigation (including unfair dismissals, adverse action, bullying and discrimination matters). Further, Claire’s operational background means she can provide commercial and practical day to day assistance that is particularly valued by her workplace relations and HR practitioner clients. In doing so, she focuses on providing practitioners with specific procedural guidance, rather than convoluted and impenetrable ‘legalistic’ advice.
Claire … attracts praise for her “invaluable experience and ability to quickly sort the wheat from the chaff” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
Based in Melbourne, Claire regularly travels to Perth, Sydney and Brisbane to assist clients on the ground across a range of industries, including professional services, telecommunications, construction, resources, infrastructure and transport. Claire also regularly appears in the Fair Work Commission and State and Federal courts and delivers practical and engaging seminars on a range of workplace relations matters to clients nationally.
Claire is a Vice President of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria and a member of Victorian Women Lawyers.