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Legal Practice Manager - Safety
Melini’s practice focuses on Workplace Health and Safety matters as a Senior Lawyer within the Sydney office of Ai Group Workplace Lawyers.
As a former Senior Lawyer within Prosecutions at the WorkCover Authority of NSW, Melini has a comprehensive understanding of the regulator’s processes, aims and how to engage with it which she uses to guide corporations to make tactical and appropriate decisions during difficult circumstances. She provides a unique insight into the exercise of Inspector powers, defending WHS prosecutions, advising on regulatory compliance and implementing practical strategies on incident response.
Having some 10 years of experience as a litigator, Melini is skilled at appearing in the District Court, Local Court, Coroner’s Court, Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court as well as in the Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Commission and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She has the ability to assess the prospects of an application and respond accordingly.
Prior to joining Ai Group Workplace Lawyers she also worked with the Fair Work Ombudsman and she is skilled in drafting employment contracts, independent contractor agreements and provides advice on compliance with the Fair Work Act and Modern Awards. Melini has experience in responding to and representing employers in underpayment litigation and general protection claims. She also provides advice to members on all workers compensation matters, termination, large scale redundancies and all facets of enterprise bargaining.
Melini holds a Masters in Law with a specialisation in Corporate and Commercial Law.
51 Walker Street,
North Sydney NSW 2060