Fran is a Special Counsel in our Workplace and Employment practice.
Fran offers a unique perspective on workplace and employment matters, drawing on her breadth of experience across both public and private sectors.
With extensive advisory and litigation experience, Fran acts for clients including government departments, businesses and executive-level employees in general protections, unfair dismissal, discrimination, bullying and harassment, employee complaints and grievances, discipline and termination, policy drafting, restraint of trade, confidentiality and contract interpretation, work health & safety compliance, workers’ compensation and discrimination law.
Fran has defended and instituted proceedings in most State and Federal jurisdictions on behalf of her clients including to trial and in the appeal courts and is a trained and accredited mediator, skilled negotiator and advocate.
Fran provides tailored and pragmatic advice, adopting a strategic approach to assist her clients best navigate often complex and confronting workplace issues. She strives to avoid protracted and costly litigation proceedings where possible with the focus on commercial and innovative solutions.
Fran is a current member of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland.