Heather Richardson

+61 3 8825 4800
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Heather is a highly skilled and commercially focused lawyer with experience in a variety of complex commercial disputes, employment law, negotiation and dispute resolution.

Heather advises clients from a range of industries including FMCG, real estate, accounting, franchising, information technology, fashion and design, transport and logistics and motor dealers on a range of commercial dispute and employment related questions.

Significant matters

  • Acted for a food manufacturer in a dispute relating to breach of contract regarding food processing equipment in a Supreme Court dispute.
  • Frequently acts for employers in relation to protection of confidential information and restraint of trade.
  • Acted for a shareholder in a shareholder’s oppression claim in the Supreme Court.

Areas of expertise

Employment Law

  • Employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Post-employment restraints and protection of confidential information
  • Performance management and disciplinary procedures
  • Engagement and termination of employees and independent contractors
  • Employment issues arising in business restructuring and transfer of business
  • Redundancy advice
  • Representation in the Fair Work Commission and Courts

Commercial dispute resolution and litigation

  • Intellectual property
  • Complex contractual disputes
  • Restraint of trade
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Corporations law

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