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(07) 3307 4546


elewis@shandtaylor.com.au

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Emma Lewis

Associate

Emma Lewis is an associate in our dispute resolution team.  Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Distinction) majoring in public relations from the Queensland University of Technology where she was a Vice Chancellor’s Scholar.  She began working with Shand Taylor Lawyers in 2020 as a law graduate.
 
Emma advises clients in broad range of commercial and general litigation matters, particularly in the areas of employment, intellectual property, defamation, debt recovery, insolvency and property disputes.  She has acted for clients in litigious matters in both state and federal courts as well as particular tribunals and commissions.

In particular, Emma advises both employers and employees on workplace issues including sexual harassment, employment agreements, unfair dismissal, adverse action, workplace bullying, redundancy, discrimination and disciplinary investigations and enquiries. She also provides clients with contractual related advice relating to protection of intellectual property, confidential information and restraints of trade.
 
Emma has experience in body corporate matters including:

  • assisting in the preparation of by-laws for body corporates including complex exclusive use allocations; and,

  • acting for body corporates in disputes concerning the keeping of pets and in dispute resolution proceedings before the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

She also assists clients in the protection of their business reputation and intellectual property, particular in relation to trade marks.  Emma regularly advises businesses in respect of the registrability of potential trade marks, preparation of trade mark applications and responding to adverse reports from IP Australia.
 
Emma aims to provide practical, reliable advice to clients and work with them to develop a commercial approach to resolving disputes.
 
Outside of her role at Shand Taylor Lawyers, Emma was a committee member of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) between 2018 and 2022 (and was elected its secretary between 2020 and 2022).  She is also a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland.

Emma's Publications

When contract is king: An overview of two recent employment decisions of the High Court

 

High Court settles period of casual employment confusion

"I need extra help!": An employer's guide to requesting employees to work additional hours

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