Amanda leads the Employment and Health and Safety practice at Wynn Williams. She acts for employers and employees on a variety of Employment Law matters, with a particular focus in the dispute resolution area. This includes disciplinary steps, claims through the ERA and Employment Court, negotiations, and mediation. Amanda also provides advice on employment agreements and organisational restructuring. Amanda has the skills and experience to obtain a pragmatic negotiated outcome to many disputes. Where resolution is not possible, she presents a well-considered case to the ERA or Court.
Amanda also regularly advises on health and safety matters. She provides advice on health and safety compliance to a number of organisations. Amanda also defends Health and Safety prosecutions. Amanda regularly presents at conferences and seminars on employment, and health and safety matters.
As a member of the national Dispute Resolution Team, Amanda also draws on her experience in the areas of Resource Management, Local Government and Relationship Property to resolve disputes.
Amanda is recognised and recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
, being described as bringing "an excellent sense of commercial reality to the table". One client describes her as "a standout lawyer. She is able to intuitively see the issue and advance great solutions that balance risk and commercial pragmatism effectively. Another comments “I value the speed with which the partner who looks after our business has got to grips with our business...she offers pragmatic advice, setting out all of the options and advising thoroughly through the decision-making process. I also value the proactive support we receive.”
Amanda is also recognised and recommended by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
where she is described by a client as "very easy to deal with, knowledgeable, pragmatic and great at assimilating complex situations quickly and seeing all angles."
In a previous guide an impressed client enthused that "she is amazing and sees things two or three steps ahead. She's a very good communicator and she delivers information in a factual and accurate manner. She is also a fantastic negotiator".
"I enjoy working alongside clients to ensure that I understand their business or operations. That is invaluable in achieving the desired end result for the client. I take a pragmatic approach to issues, but am not afraid to look for alternative or innovative ways to achieve a desired outcome"