Kara has 15 years’ experience in employment, industrial relations and safety.
Regarded for her sharp mind and commerciality of advice, Kara works broadly across the EIRS field.
She regularly advises clients in most sectors in relation to WHS incidents, responding to government regulators, CoR and HVNL, contractor management, IR bargaining, management of ill and injured workers, management of bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and inappropriate conduct in the workplace, EIRS considerations in large scale M&A transactions, and strategic employment and IR matters.
Kara regularly undertakes workplace conduct investigations, and runs EIRS matters that proceed to litigation.
Kara’s industry knowledge, particularly in mining and resources, has been shaped by her employment at two Queensland coal mines prior to joining legal private practice.
Kara holds a Bachelor of Law (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in industrial relation and human resource management. Kara is regularly named in Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star in “Employment & WHS Law” and Best Lawyers in “Employee Benefits Law”, “Labour and Employment Law” and “Occupational Health and Safety Law”.