EXECUTIVE COUNSEL & TEAM LEADER
Amy completed her combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at UNSW in 2013 with distinction.
Amy joined Harmers Workplace Lawyers in 2012 as a summer law clerk and has remained with Harmers since then in various legal roles. 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 works across all of the firm’s practice areas, and has experience in areas including complex litigation, restraint of trade, sexual harassment, discrimination, work health and safety prosecutions, fair work ombudsman investigations and prosecutions, performance management, terminations, redundancies, contract, policy and enterprise agreement review and drafting, modern award interpretation, unfair dismissal and adverse action. Amy acts for both corporate and individual clients.
In 2016 and 2017, Amy won the Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety category of the Lawyers Weekly “30 under 30” Awards. Amy also won the Dispute Resolution category in 2016, and the Workplace Health & Safety category in 2020. These awards recognise Australia’s 30 leading lawyers under 30 years of age across all legal practice areas.
In 2020, Amy was also named as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the Labour and Employment Law category of the 2020 Asia Pacific Legal 500, was recognised in the 2020 Australasian Lawyer Rising Stars list, and was named Special Counsel of the Year in the Women in Law Awards 2020.
Amy was also a finalist in the Commercial category of the Lawyers Weekly “30 under 30” Awards in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020, a finalist in the Pro Bono category in 2016, 2017 & 2020, a finalist in the Dispute Resolution category in 2019, and a finalist in the Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety category in 2015, 2019 & 2020. Amy was a finalist in five categories in 2020.
Amy was also a finalist in multiple categories in the Australian Law Awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020, a finalist in multiple categories in the biennial NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards in 2015, 2017 & 2019, and a finalist in the 2017 Asia Law Dispute Resolution Awards.
Amy is a regular contributor and commentator on workplace law and law reform in industry publications and the media.