Areas of Expertise

Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

With over a decade of experience advising and acting for Australian and international employers in relation to the full range of Australian employment law issues across the employee lifecycle, Lauren is well regarded by her clients for being able to explain complex legal issues in a digestible manner and for her pragmatic and timely advice.

Lauren's practice encompasses all aspects of employment law, industrial relations, work health and safety, discrimination law and workplace investigations. This includes employment/executive contracts, enterprise bargaining, industrial action and other industrial disputes, enterprise agreement and modern award compliance, management of ill and injured workers, management of employee misconduct and underperformance (including termination of employment), transfer of business, employee/contractor distinction, workplace bullying and employment related litigation.  

Lauren's legal expertise is complemented by her experience as an independent workplace investigator, having conducted external misconduct investigations for a range of private and public sector clients. For example, Lauren has conducted workplace investigations for a major public hospital in Melbourne, universities, Victorian Government departments, Victorian Government emergency services (police and ambulance), and the Australian Public Service.

Lauren regularly provides presentations and training to in house counsel and HR professionals.

What others say


Devro Pty Limited

Representing Devro Pty Limited in the Fair Work Commission in its successful defence of a dispute under its enterprise agreement about annual leave entitlements.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Advising the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on enterprise agreement contents including the drafting of bespoke provisions specific to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quanta Services

Advising Quanta Services entities on industrial matters (enterprise bargaining and enterprise agreement drafting), general employment law matters, Building Code (ABCC) matters and WHS compliance.

Australian hospitality employer

Advising a major Australian hospitality employer on complex modern award interpretation issues in the context of a Fair Work Ombudsman underpayments investigation.

Local government council

Advising a local government council in respect of the resolution of complex bullying and misconduct complaints, including overseeing an external investigation involving cross-claims.
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