Amber has over 15 years specialised experience in workplace litigation. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree from the University of Sydney. With a wealth of expertise in both employment law and workers compensation, Amber advises and represents businesses across a wide range of industries. She is able to advise on matters spanning workplace policies, bullying and harassment, discrimination, performance management, redundancies, terminations, award coverage and enterprise agreements. Amber regularly represents employers in unfair dismissal and general protections proceedings in state and federal courts and tribunals.
Amber has developed particular expertise in workers compensation claims relating to psychological injuries and represented the self-insured employer in the seminal NSW Court of Appeal matter of State Transit Authority of New South Wales v Fritzi Chemler  NSWCA 249.
As one of the few lawyers in the jurisdiction concurrently practising in both areas of the law, Amber advises businesses on employment matters that overlap with workers compensation claims. She provides strategic advice on managing ill or injured workers, as well as handling bullying and harassment allegations.
Her broader professional experience includes two secondments with the insurance and risk division of a major NSW State Government corporation; through this experience, she has a solid understanding of organisational structure and in-house claims management.
As a skilled public speaker, Amber presents to various industry groups on key topics in workplace law and regularly contributes articles to industry publications, including HR Director Magazine and Risk Management Magazine. She has appeared on the Sky News Business program “My Career” as a legal expert on panel.
The Doyle’s Guide has recognised Amber as a Leading Defendant Workers Compensation Lawyer in their 2016 and 2017 Rankings.
- Member, Law Society of New South Wales
- Member, Women Lawyers Association
- Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors