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Emma Lewis


Emma Lewis is a lawyer 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, body corporate, 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 by-laws; and,

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


She also practices in the area of intellectual property including advising businesses regarding the registrability of potential trade marks, preparing 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 is the secretary of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ).  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