Belinda Richards - Senior Associate

Belinda Richards

Employment & Industrial Relations
Local Government
Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services

Direct number:+61 8 8217 1337
Mobile:+61 4 0770 4869
Email:brichards@normans.com.au

Specialisation:

  • Conducting litigation, including unfair dismissal, underpayment and discrimination claims
  • Managing workers’ compensation claims
  • Workplace health and safety advice and representation
  • Providing assistance with internal discipline/performance counselling processes
  • Drafting and negotiating industrial agreements and contracts
  • Auditing and drafting workplace policies and procedures
  • Providing statutory interpretation and advice relating to matters affecting local authorities, including governance and public administration
Belinda has been practicing employment and industrial relations law since 2006 when she joined the firm following her admission as a solicitor. Her experience across a range of disciplines allows her to provide pragmatic and strategic advice to both public and private sector clients.
 
She has considerable experience in advising clients in workplace health and safety matters, workers compensation as well as disciplinary and performance counselling for employees. She also has experience conducting litigation, including unfair dismissal, underpayment and discrimination claims in various jurisdictions.
 
Belinda provides training to clients and stakeholders on a variety of industrial relations and governance issues.