Heather Richardson

+61 3 8825 4800
[email protected]

Partner

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

From our Knowledge Base

Anxiety over imminent change to stamp duty law

The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 accelerated through Parliament last week has caused anxiety amongst stakeholders in the Real Estate Industry. This imminent change to stamp duty law levies duty on Development (and perhaps other) Agreements between owners of...

High Court considering builder’s claim

The full bench of the High Court of Australia considered an appeal to a point of law on Tuesday 14 May 2019 in Canberra. In the matter of Mann & Anor v. Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd – Case M197/2018, the High Court of Australia has considered a builder’s claim...

Protecting your data

Phones, tablets and laptop computers have changed the way we live. Our mobile devices allow us to do almost anything ‘on the go’ – from online banking and working remotely – to online shopping and ordering the (occasional!) Uber eats delivery. Have you ever thought...