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Our Practice

Australia's employment laws change with alarming regularity. The pace of change can often obscure the fact that two important elements of a successful business are simplicity and flexibility. Our lawyers aim to provide practical, easy to understand legal advice that enables you to adjust to these changes and solve your employment problems as simply and quickly as possible.

Unlike many other firms of a similar size and experience, we act for both employers and employees in a variety of workplace and industrial relations disputes.

Our lawyers regularly appear as advocates before the Fair Work Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the Federal Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts.

We act for employers and employees from the manufacturing, automotive, biotechnology, information technology, hospitality, property and transport industries, the medical and accounting professions, and the small business sector.


At Shand Taylor Lawyers, we focus on preparing simple, practical employment contracts, policies and other workplace agreements to manage the risk of employment-related disputes.

Our team also works closely with clients towards the swift resolution of industrial disputes through constructive negotiation and by using the conciliation process of the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. If parties are unable to resolve their differences, we help our clients negotiate the complexities of industrial litigation.

Our Expertise

Our team regularly assists employers and employees with:

  • Unfair dismissal disputes

  • Adverse action claims

  • The interpretation of awards, contracts, and industrial agreements

  • Workplace bullying 

  • Enterprise bargaining

  • Redundancy issues

  • Termination of employment

  • The preparation of employment contracts

  • Post-employment obligations including the use of confidential information and intellectual property 

  • Discrimination and equal opportunity claims

  • Sexual harassment investigations and claims

  • Industrial disputes

  • Workplace health and safety

  • Privacy disputes

  • Independent contractors' agreements

  • Internal disciplinary proceedings and investigations

  • Responding to "show cause" letters issued by employers to employees

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Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

John Sneddon, Director
(07) 3307 4504

Kimberley Forman, Director
(07) 3307 4523

Ruby Nielsen, Senior Associate
(07) 3307 4551

Emma Lewis, Associate

(07) 3307 4546


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