Meet the expert...
Clare Kerley, Special Counsel at Hall & Wilcox
Clare has over 10 years' experience as an employment lawyer having had a previous career in journalism. She is a passionate, practical and results-oriented lawyer who takes pride in providing commercially-minded advice, exceptional communication and effective problem-solving skills to all types of employment, industrial relations and safety issues. Clare has strong skills in workplace and industrial relations, including negotiating enterprise agreements, representing employers in union disputes, and dealing with industrial action in all forms. She is proficient in achieving commercially-sound outcomes to potential and actual litigation, advising employers on managing injured workers, communicating effectively with stakeholders and drafting plain-English employment documents. Clare's current clients are from a broad range of industries, including government, manufacturing, construction, retail, financial services, insurance, recruitment, and maritime Clare has undertaken a wide range of workplace investigations, including sexual harassment, bullying and assault, for a varied list of client organisations, including local government. She has also provided commercially sound advice on restructures including those arising from council amalgamations. Clare appears as an advocate in contentious matters in the Fair Work Commission and the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, as well as regularly appearing for employers in conciliations and conferences.