Qualification(s): LLB (Hons) and B Arts in International Studies
Cassandra practices in employment law in our Sydney office. She acts for employees who have experienced unlawful conduct at work and who wish to seek legal redress and 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.
Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to practice in 2015. She acts for employees on a variety of employment law matters including:
- unfair dismissals
- breaches of general protection
- bullying and harassment
- breaches of discrimination legislation
- disciplinary investigations
- allegations of misconduct, and
- breaches of contract.
She is particularly skilled in providing legal advice in plain English. She is culturally sensitive and works well with clients from disadvantaged or non-English backgrounds. Her significant achievements include:
- negotiating outcomes for employees who have been terminated or have been the victim of adverse action
- assisting in the representation of clients in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
- assisting clients who have been denied procedural fairness in workplace investigations by ensuring that they are receive the natural justice that they are entitled to, and
- negotiating favourable outcomes for clients who have experienced workplace bullying and harassment.
Cassandra has also been assisting Maurice Blackburn's Social Justice Practice in providing pro bono representation to workers who have been underpaid by 7-Eleven.
“I practice employment and industrial law because I want to ensure that workers are given a voice and a fighting chance.” says Cassandra.
“Not only do I perceive an inherent power imbalance between employers and employees, but I also find that many employees are unaware of their rights and entitlements until they seek legal advice. There is something innately satisfying in being able to come to work and assist employees to stand up for themselves.”
Cassandra is particularly passionate about refugee rights, and combined her interest in human rights, indigenous and refugee rights by working in organisations including the Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre, the Australian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International Australia while studying at university.
Accreditations and memberships
- Law Society of NSW member
- New South Wales Young Lawyers member