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Ruby Nielsen

Senior Associate

Ruby Nielsen is a Senior Associate within our dispute resolution team.  Ruby holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in criminology and psychology from the University of Queensland. 


Ruby acts for clients in a broad range of commercial disputes and litigious matters including:

  • Employment disputes

  • Company and partnership disputes

  • Construction disputes

  • Property disputes 

  • Competition and consumer law disputes

  • Breach of contract claims

  • Defamation claims

  • Insolvency and debt recovery matters

Ruby represents clients in federal and state courts, tribunals and commissions.  

Ruby has a particular interest in employment and industrial relations law, acting for employer and employee clients in unfair dismissal claims, general protections claims, redundancy and termination of employment disputes, breach of contract claims, post-employment restraint of trade claims, sexual harassment claims, discrimination claims and underpayment claims.  She also advises employer and employee clients on the conduct of workplace investigations, performance management and misconduct issues, workplace bullying, privacy issues and industrial award interpretation. Ruby regularly assists clients with the preparation of employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, workplace policies and other HR documentation.  

Ruby acts for a diverse range of clients including ASX listed and private companies of all sizes, not for profit organisations and individuals across a range of industries including in the construction, hospitality, real estate, medical, financial services and retail sectors.

Ruby brings a detailed, commercial, and common sense approach to resolving disputes by providing realistic solutions to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

Ruby's Publications

Revenge Complaints: The consequences in defamation of making a frivolous complaint to police

An employer's guide to paying employees correctly


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

High Court settles period of casual employment confusion

Can an employer make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in the workplace?

Deliveroo Loses Unfair Dismissal case - Drivers are Employees, not Independent Contractors 

Changes to casual employment - What you need to know 

Sick leave entitlements clarified by the High Court

Don't forget to "vet" your complaints - are they defamatory?

Don't be 'casual' about your casual employees!

Defamation: shielding your reputation from "keyboard warriors"

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