Emily is a lawyer in the Hornsby office of Stacks Collins Thompson, on Sydney’s north shore. She has over two years’ post-admission experience and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Emily has a particular focus on employment law, having spent over two years prior to her admission as a solicitor, working in employment relations, including federal and state jurisdictions. She previously worked as a Fair Work Inspector for the Fair Work Ombudsman and as an Employment Relations Adviser for the Motor Traders Association of NSW.
Her work background has provided her with strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail in testing evidence provided by the client. As an example, as a Fair Work Inspector, she investigated a small business in suburban Sydney. The complainant was a 16-year-old in her first job, who kept her own records of hours worked, whereas the employer did not.
Using the employee’s records, Emily was able to test her claims and calculate an underpayment of $2500, over a period of three months. After being served the compliance notice under the Fair Work Act, the director paid the owed amount.
Emily also enjoys commercial matters and has recently started advising in family law matters. She enjoys the complexity of weighing up competing contributions of the parties and determining what value can be attributed to non-financial contributions.
Emily is very organised and likes to keep on top of things. These traits have assisted her in conveyancing matters, particularly in sales of businesses in which she is acting for the purchaser.
Emily volunteers as a solicitor at a community legal centre in the Sydney Metro area and enjoys helping people who have been taken for granted by their employer.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys going on bushwalks and road trips with her husband, something that she says is to do with her country upbringing in the small town of Uralla, in north-western NSW.