I joined Saunders & Co as an Associate in 2018.
I am an experienced advocate who takes a pragmatic approach to delivering tailored advice to my clients.
I bring extensive experience on all aspects of employment-related matters including performance and disciplinary processes; restructuring; redundancy; leave entitlements; employment agreements and policies; industrial relations and post-termination obligations. I also advise on workplace health and safety issues from compliance to prosecutions.
My previous experience as a Crown Prosecutor gives me an added edge when providing advice to clients with respect to investigations and court hearings.
What My Clients Say
Claire McCool was absolutely wonderful. Compassionate, patient and understanding, and I felt like she had my back 100%. She advocated for me beautifully and negotiated a very good settlement with everything that was important to me. I can't compliment her enough and would recommend her in a heartbeat."
"I felt at every step that my lawyer was very knowledgeable and in control of the situation
I had clear advice and instructions and felt confident that we were following due process"
We commonly come across scenarios where workers are misclassified as independent contractors. What can be a simple exercise to get wrong can result in costly implications for a business.
Trade secrets, customers/clients, suppliers, confidential information and intellectual property are all vital interests that businesses must protect to ensure viability and profitability.
On 7 May 2021 the Government announced a new policy on Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs). The Fair Pay Agreement System sets out the union/employer bargaining process and will set minimum standards for all employees and employers in an industry/occupation.
Joining controlling third parties to personal grievance claims The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019(Act)came into force on 27 June 2020. The Act has far reaching implications for employers who use labour-hire companies.