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
jill hignett
  • 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.

Kristin Ramsey - Practice Group Leader
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme court of New South Wales
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
  • Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute

 

For over a decade Kristin has worked exclusively in the industrial relations arena and as a result has developed exceptional legal, strategic and analytical skills in relation to all aspects of employment and industrial relations law.

 

Kristin is a very active member of the legal profession and contributes significantly to education and debate in the employment and industrial relations arena. Kristin is currently the Chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee, sits on the Board of Caxton Legal Centre and is also a  volunteer coordinator for the employment law clinic at Caxton.

 

Kristin has been included in the Best Lawyers List as a leading lawyer in the area of labour and employment law since 2016 and in 2018 was recognised in Doyles Guide’s list of leading employment lawyers in QLD.

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.

Sarah Neideck - Senior Associate
sarah neideck
  • 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.

Kristen Born - Solicitor
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

 

Kristen graduated from James Cook University in 2017 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in Australia in 2017.

Kristen has had exposure to an array of employment and industrial relations matters including general protection and unfair dismissal claims, drafting employment contracts and redundancy advices.

Previously, Kristen has experience in criminal defence law and acting for Aboriginal Groups in relation to all future act matters.