"We work with boards, leaders, managers, HR departments and in-house legal to implement progressive, commercial human resource strategies where employees and businesses thrive."

MEET OUR

EMPLOYMENT LAW

EXPERTS

There is no asset in any business more important than its people. We will help you nurture your biggest asset. We have an exceptional team who provide legal and strategic guidance to organisations of all sizes.

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LISA BERTON
Director & Partner

“Dealing with people issues in any organisation requires more than looking through a legal lens. What is critical is collaboration with clients to achieve their outcomes.”

Lisa advises some of Australia’s best known businesses acting as a strategic partner to corporate clients across a wide range of industries.

Lisa is expert at anticipating and resolving problems.  Clients trust Lisa’s judgment and perspective on complex employment matters, her ability to minimise risk and achieve commercial outcomes. Working with her clients to find the best solutions to the wide ranging workplace issues they face, Lisa brings her insight and breadth of specialist experience to managing all types of employee related issues; industrial relations matters and disputes; and work, health and safety. Where issues cannot be resolved, Lisa is an experienced litigator and has acted for clients across many jurisdictions. Lisa is regularly welcomed to the boardroom table to assist business leaders in their commercial success. 

Lisa is one of Henry William Lawyers' three directors. 

 

NICK NOONAN 
Director & Partner

“Human relationships are at the core of most employment law disputes.  Understanding the relationship is generally the key to a resolution.”

Nick is a dynamic commercial lawyer who combines expert knowledge with contemporary insight. 

 

Nick’s practice covers all aspects of workplace law, and his clients include a wide range of well-known employers and senior executives. 

 

Nick is renowned for his calm, personable and strategic approach to solving legal problems for his clients. 

 

Nick is regularly invited to publish opinion pieces and provide keynote addresses for Australian businesses on employment law issues. 

Nick is one of Henry William Lawyers' three directors. 

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STEVE GODDING
Consultant

"I am committed to providing pragmatic and useful legal advice in increasingly technical areas of legal practice."

Steve is a leading expert lawyer in superannuation, employment, executive remuneration and incentives. 

 

With vast experience in Australia’s professional services industries, Steve is highly regarded by his commercial clients for his considered, solutions-driven approach. 

 

Steve is a trusted advisor to private clients on self-managed super funds, trusts, wills, estate planning and general commercial matters.

 

Steve is a regular speaker at legal forums and contributor to employment law and superannuation

 

RENEE KASBARIAN
Senior Associate

"No two people are alike, no two clients are alike and no two matters are alike. Employment law is multifaceted, calling for agility, pragmatism and versatility to find effective solutions for clients."

Renee advises clients across a range of different industries on employment law, including operational restructures, employment terms and conditions, enterprise agreements and bargaining, resolving employment disputes and discrimination and harassment and bullying. 

 

In litigious matters Renee has a wide range of experience in employment and industrial disputes in the Fair Work Commission and in the State and Federal Courts. Renee has been involved in work health and safety prosecutions and assists clients with work health and safety matters, such as compliance, notices and workplace training.

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STEPHEN DOOLEY
Senior Associate

"The starting point in assisting any client is understanding their personal circumstances, no matter how big and small, as well as their desired outcome, and then communicating with them in an easy to understand way to assist them in achieving that outcome."

Stephen is a Senior Associate with experience in both litigation and employment, and uses this experience to bring an efficient mindset to handling matters both in advising clients in litigious and non-litigious matters
 

This enables Stephen to assess potential risks early before a dispute has arisen and advise clients on how to potentially avoid future issues, and if and when a dispute does develop, handle the dispute effectively with the best interest of the client as the primary goal.”

 

SHANNON SMITH
Senior Associate

Shannon is a commercial employment lawyer who has experience advising corporate and institutional clients on a range of employment and workplace relations matters. 

Shannon supports clients at all stages of the employment relationship including contract and policy review and drafting, performance and conduct issues, redundancy and termination advice, employment issues arising in corporate restructuring and insolvency and senior executive terminations.

Shannon has also acted for clients in mediations and proceedings before the Fair Work Commission, and the State and Federal Courts.

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MARTIN DUNNE
Special Counsel

"I connect on a personal level with those I work with in order to identify what is really important to our clients and to provide meaningful solutions.”

Martin provides legal advice regarding employment and contractual agreements, employer policy development and implementation, confidentiality and non-compete covenants, unfair dismissal and general protection claims, redundancy and restructure, industrial disputes, work health safety, discrimination and harassment.

His experience extends across many industries and businesses including, hospitality, domestic and international road transport companies, healthcare, scientific research, education, manufacturing, waste and recycling, motor trade, banking, construction, retail labour hire industries and employer associations.