Erin Wilson Special Counsel

Meet Erin

Erin is an employment lawyer and a trusted adviser to clients in all workplace matters including in the areas of terminations and employment litigation, contract and policy documentation, complex restructures, human resource management and employment issues in corporate transactions.

Having previously worked in a senior in-house legal role for a multi-national professional services organisation, Erin has a unique ability to understand the key drivers and issues for her clients.  She is known for her personable, practical and commercial approach when assisting clients.

She works with her clients across the full spectrum of workplace relations including restructuring and mergers, harassment, discrimination, termination of employment and the management of difficult employee issues.  She is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a range of contentious employment disputes including in the tribunals and superior courts, including in actions concerning senior executives and post-employment restraint matters. She also enjoys designing and delivering training programs and sessions for clients.

Experience

General

Multi-national IT company and its CEO

Defended adverse action and breach of contract proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia brought by a former executive in relation to claims of dismissal after making a complaint about his employment.

Professional services company

Successfully recovered confidential information unlawfully removed by departing employees who had accepted employment with a direct competitor. Obtained ex-parte court orders to compel the former employees to deliver up personal computers and storage devices for forensic examination and obtained orders in respect of ongoing compliance with post-employment restraints and confidentiality obligations.

Multi-national retailer

Advised on a major workplace change management process involving confidential risk assessment and the significant downsizing of its Australian operations.

Various clients in the professional and financial services industries

Lead employment counsel on numerous local and cross-border corporate transactions, including strategic advice on the transfer of industrial instruments, offers of employment, redundancy entitlements, workplace change and consultation and conditions of employment following business integration.

Major Australian university

Defending proceedings commenced by an academic in respect of allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, breach of an enterprise agreement and common law breach of contract claims in the Federal Court of Australia, including achieving the discontinuance of the proceedings after the first day of hearing.

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University
  • Masters of Labour Law and Relations, University of Sydney

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia

 

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