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

120 years of contract law overturned by High Court of Australia

120 years of contract law overturned by High Court of Australia

Having acted for the builder in the case of Mann v Paterson Constructions, Jonathan Kenny and Peter Lettieri discuss the High Court of Australia udgment which has overturned 120 years of contract law and has ramifications for both builders and owners....

Biometric data – know your rights and responsibilities

Biometric data – know your rights and responsibilities

Biometric data has been in the spotlight recently with the announcement by the Victorian government that it will upload drivers licence photos to a national database which will initially be used by agencies such as Victoria Police to identify duplicate IDs and fraud....