Samantha advises on all aspects of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety laws. Her practice spans employment contracts and policies, workplace agreements (including bargaining processes), termination and discrimination matters, employment issues arising out of corporate transactions and strategic industrial relations issues including unfair dismissal, adverse action, discrimination and industrial disputes.
As a recognised expert in work health and safety, she also advises widely on compliance and risk management strategies and is skilled in the management of coronial inquests, investigations and prosecutions. She is frequently asked to respond following workplace incidents and attends on site, often within hours, to manage the investigation process for her clients. She has a proven track record gaining successful outcomes for her clients in safety investigations and prosecutions under safety legislation.
She has acted for Glencore, Village Roadshow, Lendlease, Queensland Rail, Multiplex, Acciona, Energy Queensland and Sunwater in a variety of employment and health and safety matters in recent times.
Samantha was awarded the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award in 2014 by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland. She is a leading lawyer in work health and safety in Doyle's Guide and is listed in Employment and Health and Safety by Best Lawyers in Australia.
Samantha is also a non-executive director on the Board of Airservices Australia.