Denise has over 20 years’ experience advising businesses about workplace issues – ranging from large corporates during her time with Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), to smaller sized businesses after first relocating to the Gold Coast, and now with a broad range of her own clients from start-ups to listed companies.
She believes this experience has helped her and her team hone their communication skills irrespective of whether they are speaking with people from big or small organisations. She enjoys being able to offer the premium opportunities and solutions often only utilised by larger corporates with businesses of all sizes.
Denise has particular expertise in industrial relations, employment related litigation, diversity and workplace health and safety and admits to being ‘borderline obsessional about industrial relations’: “I devour articles relating to developments in the law and use that to constantly keep my clients up to sped with what’s happening out there’.
She enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and her work is very much relationship-driven rather than transactional. Denise: “There is a strong focus on educating our clients as we go through the process of working together. This means that as they learn through the process they need us less and become more confident and comfortable dealing with employment issues because of that increased knowledge.”