Our Key People

Our Key People are Workplace Relations Lawyers

Our people are specialist workplace relations lawyers. They have extensive knowledge and practice in assisting employers across all workplace related issues. We understand the complexity and sensitivity of matters and will work with employers to achieve the desired, commercially realistic, outcome for their business.


Please feel free to contact HR Law should you require any further information in regards to the services we offer. Our staff will be more than happy to discuss with you your individual needs as a business in regards to all employment related matters or general commercial matters.

Jill Hignett - Practice Group Leader
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  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • QLD Law Society accredited specialist – Workplace Relations


Jill has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of workplace law. Jill acts for numerous large, medium and small employer clients at State, Federal and international levels.


In addition, Jill has general commercial litigation experience and is a qualified workplace trainer holding a Certificate IV in workplace training.


Jill is a founding committee member of the Queensland Law Society Workplace Relations Specialist Accreditations Committee and held the positon of Chairman for a number of years.  Jill is also a past member of the Queensland Law Society Court Procedure and Process Committee.  Jill has authored numerous articles and has presented in a variety of forums as an expert in Workplace Relations law.


Prior to commencing in practice with HR Law, Jill was the head of one of Queensland’s largest independent law firm’s employment law division for in excess of six years.

Dr Craig Cameron - Consultant

Craig has more than 10 years’ experience as a legal practitioner, advising on corporate and employment issues in various jurisdictions, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Business Law at Griffith University.


He is a passionate educator, having delivered more than 1,000 lectures, workshops and seminars to professionals, educators and students over the past decade. Craig has also published extensively in the fields of labour law, risk management, work-integrated learning and professional development.


Craig has particular expertise with advising start-ups and health professionals (having recently worked in-house in the dental profession), and with designing and delivering tailored education programs using the latest blended learning technologies.

Amy Richardson - Consultant
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of Queensland Law Society


Amy has experience in all aspects of workplace relations law. Amy has assisted employers and employees in various claims including unfair dismissal claims, general protection claims, workers’ compensation claims, underpayment of wages claims, discrimination claims and cases involving restraint provisions.


In addition, Amy has assisted employers to prepare policies and procedures, employment contracts and Enterprise Agreements. Amy provides advice to employees from a variety of industries across the spectrum of workplace law.

Sarah Neideck - Senior Associate
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  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
  • Member of Australian Human Resources Institute


Working with employers from a range of backgrounds, at Local, State and National levels, Sarah has experience in all aspects of workplace relations law.


Sarah has represented both employers and employees in claims for unpaid wages and entitlements, unfair dismissal claims, general protection disputes, workers’ compensation claims and discrimination complaints.


Sarah also has particular expertise in assisting clients to develop employment contracts, independent contractor agreements and Enterprise Agreements that suit their business needs.

Meghan De Pinto-Smith - Senior Solicitor
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia


Meghan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 and was admitted to practice in 2016. Meghan has experience working in all areas of workplace relations law as well as general commercial, planning and environment, property, litigation and corporate law experience.


Meghan has completed studies in industrial and organisational psychology and developed skills in evaluating and improving workplace management systems.


Meghan has a particular interest in using her knowledge and practice of workplace relations law to advise employers on the legal issues they have to consider when managing their employees, developing policies and procedures, and preparing employment contracts and Enterprise Agreements, to minimise their exposure to legal risks.

Amy Denning - Office Manager
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Amy started with HR Law in March 2011 as a Secretary and has worked her way up through the business to now hold the position of Office Manager.


Having several years of experience within HR Law, Amy is able to provide exceptional knowledge and service to meet the various needs and requirements of our clients.  Amy also ensures the smooth operation of the day to day running of the business and is a valuable asset to the team.