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Will

Will Snow
Director

Will Snow
Director

I’m a lawyer who advises on when things go wrong at work.

The matters could be about termination of employment, investigations and handling allegations of misconduct, employee and union disputes, safety incidents or monetary claims. If there is a tricky HR issue that you’re grappling with, I know how to manage it.

Most of my work relates to business and government in the SA and the NT, but I advise clients from across Australia and those coming to do business in Australia.

I usually act for employers and organisations, but I do act for individuals also, with a reputation in giving practical advice to executives and managers to negotiate their exits from deteriorating work situations.

“I give most of my advice at the earliest stage of these problems – before things go to court.”

I have particular expertise in responding rapidly to uncertain risk situations, including safety incidents and fatalities, unprotected industrial action and instances of serious misconduct, bullying and workplace fraud.

I also assist clients to manage broader risks with respect to corporate and social responsibility obligations and upstream customer expectations.

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Molly

Molly Shanahan
Senior Associate

Molly Shanahan
Senior Associate

I am a Senior Associate at Snow Legal and love all things employment and industrial relations law!

I particularly enjoy the diverse and broad range of matters I assist clients with, which includes unfair dismissals & general protections claims, discrimination claims, modern award and enterprise agreement interpretation, underpayment claims, workplace bullying and harassment (including investigations), workers compensation, breach of contract claims, and work health and safety issues.

I also have experience in drafting employment contracts, contractor agreements, labour hire agreements and workplace policies and procedures.

My experience in matters has occurred across a number of jurisdictions including the SAET, FWC, SACAT, Human Rights Commission, Federal Circuit and Family Court and the Federal Court.

Experience

  • Instructing solicitor to defend high profile claim in the Federal Court brought against a national company in relation to the application of workplace policies and termination of contract;
  • Instructing solicitor to defend appeal in the Full Court of the Federal Court brought by company against worker arising from a jurisdictional objection as to whether worker was an employee or contractor;
  • Representing clients in the FWC and SAET conciliation conferences to resolve claims early;
  • Assisting clients with sensitive and urgent workplace investigations;
  • Instructing solicitor (representing both employees and employers) in relation to underpayment claims brought in the SAET;
  • Advising in relation to employee entitlements and award and enterprise agreement compliance;
  • Assisting clients in responding to SafeWork SA communications and notices in relation to safety incidents.

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Brenna

Brenna Mackay
Senior Associate

Brenna Mackay
Senior Associate

I’m a Senior Associate motivated to help clients achieve the best outcomes no matter what the situation.

My diverse background working across all areas of the employment relationship as well as for clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries leaves me well placed to understand the nuances within this unique area of law. Bringing with me a variety experience from acting for both employer and employee clients, I understand employment law from all perspectives.

Utilising these experiences, I ensure that my clients receive the right advice for them. My advice is provided through a practical and pragmatic lens; I understand most clients wish to avoid lengthy or litigious disputes, and I allow that to guide my approach.

With this in mind, I have experience in assisting clients to implement best-practices within their workplace, which have pre-empted and avoided future issues, and am experienced in quickly and effectively resolving problems as they arise so as to prevent disputes or litigation.

Equally, I understand that sometimes litigation is unavoidable, and my varied experience representing clients in relation to matters in the Fair Work Commission, South Australian Employment Tribunal, and State and Federal Courts leaves me well-placed to navigate this process as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.

Whatever employment-related issues you face, I’m here to help you navigate through.

Experience

  • Best-practice advice, such as preparing or reviewing employment contract templates, policies tailored to your workplace’s needs, and Award (or Enterprise Agreement) interpretation for the purpose of implementing pay rules.
  • General employment advice, including end of employment issues, post-employment obligations (such as restraints), redundancy, WHS issues, contract interpretation, Award (and Enterprise Agreement) interpretation and advice, and bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment issues.
  • Workplace investigations.
  • Dispute resolution (including both litigation and alternative dispute avenues), such as underpayment claims, contractual disputes, restraint disputes (including injunctions), and general protections and unfair dismissal claims.

Learn more and connect with Will on his LinkedIn profile