Heather Richardson

Heather Richardson
+61 3 8825 4800
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Partner

Heather Richardson is a highly experienced, commercially focused lawyer who practices in dispute resolution and commercial litigation and leads our growing employment law practice.

Heather strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients, who include medium to large enterprises and high-net-worth individuals.

A long-term member of the Kalus Kenny Intelex team, Heather’s vast experience sees her practicing in many areas of commercial litigation and administrative law, with a particular focus on employment law and complex commercial litigation. Heather’s focus is to seek to address the issues as early as possible through alternative dispute resolution.

Heather acts in Commonwealth and State jurisdictions including in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria and the Court of Appeal, as well as the Fair Work Commission, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Heather’s practice includes seeking early injunctive relief, including search orders.

Heather’s practice has a strong focus on employment law, director and shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression, contract disputes and intellectual property matters.

Areas of expertise

Commercial dispute resolution and litigation

  • Intellectual property
  • Restraint of trade and protection of confidential information
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sale of business disputes
  • Disputes arising under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Employment Law

  • Employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Protection of confidential information
  • Restraints
  • Performance management and disciplinary procedures
  • Engagement and termination of employees and contractors
  • Redundancy advice
  • Executive restructuring

Denise Wightman and Heather Richardson authored the Australian chapter of the Lexology GTDT and Law Business Research global reference guide to Corporate Governance, contributing to Kalus Kenny Intelex being recognised as leaders in Corporate Governance Law in Australia. This guide considers the latest updates and trends, in addition to vital information around corporate governance rules and practice, rights of shareholders and employees, corporate control, board responsibilities, remuneration, disclosure and transparency.

Corporate Governance in Australia

Articles by Heather Richardson

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