Barrister specialising in workplace relations law
Nadia is a barrister at the Victorian Bar. Nadia’s practice focuses on employment law, industrial relations, regulatory and administrative law. Nadia is being mentored by Catherine Symons and Jenny Firkin QC.
Nadia has a special interest in permitted deductions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and related wage and payment matters, as well as the judicial review of Fair Work Commission decisions. These subjects represent a combination of Nadia’s professional experience in industrial relations and academic work in administrative law and employment law.
Nadia has expertise in the legal regulation of workplace bullying in Australia. Nadia has had many years of professional experience assisting clients through this area of law. Further, workplace bullying has also been the topic of Nadia’s on-going PhD thesis as well as her multiple scholarly and peer-reviewed legal journals.
Nadia also has special expertise in labour hire licensing. Nadia was the Senior Legal Policy Advisor and Departmental representative during the passage of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) through the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament. Nadia also had senior responsibility for the creation of the Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018 (Vic). This work drew from the labour hire licensing schemes of Queensland and South Australia, to which she is also well versed.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Nadia developed broad professional experience in employment law and industrial relations. Nadia worked in principal, senior and advisory positions across numerous sectors including the legal industry, government, academia, business, the professional services industry and a registered organisation. Nadia has worked across organisations including Ernst & Young, the Australian Industry Group, Industrial Relations Victoria in the Victorian Government, La Trobe University, Deakin University and the Box Hill Institute Group.
Nadia has a strong academic background. Nadia has worked as a coordinator, lecturer and seminar leader at La Trobe University and Deakin University. Nadia’s teaching experience includes employment law, administrative law, evidence law, criminal procedure, civil procedure and legal practice and ethics. Nadia is preparing a final draft of a PhD thesis in workplace bullying at La Trobe University which is being supervised by Dr Jill Murray and Anthony O’Donnell. Nadia has been published multiple times in peer-reviewed, scholarly legal journals.