Employment, industrial, regulatory and administrative law
Nadia’s practice focuses on employment law, industrial relations, regulatory and administrative law.
Nadia runs a busy practice where she is regularly briefed for litigation, advice, drafting and complex workplace matters (such as high-risk investigations and media-sensitive disputes). Nadia has a special interest in regulatory schemes specific to employment law around Australia (such as the wage theft and labour hire licensing schemes) as well as cases involving the interpretation of enterprise agreements and modern awards.
Nadia has managed a wide range of employment matters involving a broad suite of industrial issues such as breaches of employment contracts/modern awards/enterprise agreements/statutes, industrial negotiations, sham contracting, Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) civil remedy provision contraventions, underpayment claims, workplace bullying, discrimination, general protections, unfair dismissal, annualised salary concerns and bonus scheme disputes.
Nadia has a strong academic background. Nadia is an Honorary (Senior Fellow) in Law at the University of Melbourne and an Accredited Advocacy Instructor with The Australian Advocacy Institute. She has worked as a coordinator and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and La Trobe University. Nadia is preparing to deliver workplace bargaining at the University of Sydney. Nadia has been published multiple times in peer-reviewed, scholarly legal journals and is preparing the final draft of her PhD thesis on the legal prevention of workplace bullying.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Nadia developed broad professional experience in employment law and industrial relations. Nadia worked in principal, senior and advisory positions across numerous sectors including the legal industry, government, academia, business, the professional services industry and a registered organisation. Nadia has worked across organisations including Ernst & Young, the Australian Industry Group, Industrial Relations Victoria in the Victorian Government and the Box Hill Institute Group.
In addition to appearance work, Nadia welcomes the following briefs from law firms, in-house counsel and directly from organisations: providing opinions; providing and settling documents, including pleadings and submissions; negotiation of enterprise agreements; workplace relations training (both in Victoria and interstate); and workplace investigations across a broad range of employment law matters including misconduct, bullying and harassment.
Nadia read with Catherine Symons and her senior mentor was Jenny Firkin QC.
Pro bono and low-cost
Nadia accepts pro bono work in industrial relations through Fair Work Commission referrals via the Workplace Advice Service. Nadia also accepts pro bono and low-cost briefs across a range of areas including animal law, human rights and discrimination.
Industrial Bar Association
Women Barristers’ Association
Commercial Bar Association
Migration Law Bar Association
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation