Amy Zhang

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Amy completed her combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at UNSW in 2013 with distinction. She completed specialist electives in areas including employment law, discrimination law and media law.

Prior to joining Harmers, Amy volunteered extensively for organisations such as Toongabbie Legal Centre, the Australian Human Rights Centre and the Students Legal Education Group. Amy was also Managing Student Editor of the Human Rights Defender Magazine, as well as the recipient of the Merit Scholar Award and Alumni Prize during her time at university.

Amy joined Harmers Workplace Lawyers in 2012 as a summer law clerk and remained with Harmers as a paralegal while she completed her final year of university study. Amy completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and joined Harmers as a graduate-at-law in early 2014. Amy was admitted as a solicitor in July 2014.

Amy works across all of the firm’s practice areas, and has experience in areas including litigation, restraint of trade, sexual harassment, discrimination, work health and safety prosecutions, fair work ombudsman investigations, performance management, terminations, redundancies, contract and enterprise agreement review and drafting, modern award interpretation, unfair dismissal and adverse action.

Amy won the 2017 “30 under 30” Awards for the Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety category, and was a finalist in the Dispute Resolution and Commercial categories. These awards recognise Australia’s 30 leading lawyers under 30 years of age across all legal practice areas. Amy also won the 2016 “30 under 30” Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety and Dispute Resolution categories; and was a finalist in the 2016 Pro Bono and 2015 Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety categories. Amy was one of eight Young Gun of the Year finalists (across all legal practice areas) in the 2015 & 2016 Australian Law Awards; and a finalist in the Woman Lawyer of the Year, Up and Coming category in the 2015 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards.

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