Qualification(s): JD, B Comm
Anna Kovalsky is an experienced employment Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Sydney office. She is listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as a member of one of the top law firms for employee & trade union representation in NSW in 2017.
She has a proven track record of providing accurate, practical and strategic legal advice, and a demonstrated ability to achieve strong litigation outcomes for her clients while successfully advocating for their interests. She is also experienced in navigating the technicalities of employment law in a way that achieves practical outcomes for her clients.
Anna has a detailed understanding of Australian employment laws, how to apply these laws in practice, and an ability to explain complex legal concepts in Plain English.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW with majors in Industrial Relations and Business Economics, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney. She worked for a number of years in workplace relations, providing advice to the Federal Government on policy and workplace relations, and as an impartial third party providing alternative dispute resolution services in Australia and the United Kingdom. Anna was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 2011. She spent a number of years conducting civil litigation on behalf of the Federal Government and joined Maurice Blackburn in 2015.
Anna has particular skills in successfully representing employees who have been underpaid and have experienced the removal of their employment rights. These successful cases include:
Anna is also experienced in navigating complex issues for employees, including senior executives in listed companies. These matters have involved dismissals, discrimination, issues related to professional registration, adverse action complaints, workplace investigations, disciplinary proceedings and contract issues.
“I am driven to fight for my clients because of the significant impact that work has on a person’s whole life and well-being. A person’s job is not just where they go to spend time each day; it is the source of a person’s livelihood, their ability to provide for themselves and their loved ones and is often strongly tied to that person’s sense of self-worth and accomplishment,” says Anna.
“I find it rewarding to assist others to solve problems. When I first see clients, they are often stressed or upset about what may seem to be an insurmountable problem. However, with the right assistance the problem can usually be broken down into more manageable parts to allow the client to find a way forward.”
Anna is currently on parental leave.
Accreditations & memberships
- Law Society of NSW member