Herbert Smith Freehills
Natalie is particularly passionate about partnering with clients to develop tailored bargaining strategies, and to implement contingencies to protect the business from industrial action. She advises clients in a broad range of employee relations areas, including industrial relations disputes, bargaining strategies, general employment matters, workplace privacy issues, general protection claims, unfair dismissal and equal opportunity complaints.
Natalie’s four client secondments have enhanced her understanding of business and the importance of delivering practical and commercial legal advice. She prides herself on knowing her clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. Natalie has worked closely with clients on a range of matters across sectors such as energy, manufacturing, retail, aviation, banking, and transport and infrastructure.
Natalie regularly appears for clients in the Fair Work Commission as a solicitor-advocate, and has obtained favourable outcomes for clients in a range of disputes. Natalie is also an accomplished public speaker and is often called upon to provide her thought leadership at seminars and conferences. As an experienced adult educator, Natalie regularly conducts training on a broad range of issues including enterprise bargaining, workplace behaviour, legislative reform, workplace privacy, and managing complex equal opportunity, bullying and misconduct cases.