Tamsin is a highly credentialled employment lawyer with Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors (ABLA) in Melbourne, acting for a broad range of employers across both the public and private sector. She performs a mix of litigious and advisory work in workplace relations and is a regular author and presenter on a range of bargaining, employment, discrimination and work health and safety related topics.
Tamsin applies her deep subject matter expertise to support clients across all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment litigation, equal opportunity and discrimination, termination of employment, enterprise bargaining strategies, industrial disputes, workplace relations policy, investigations and regulatory support. Tamsin assists clients in a broad range of sectors, including manufacturing, transport, retail, hospitality, building and construction and infrastructure.
Prior to joining ABLA, Tamsin was Deputy Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Workplace Relations team where she represented the business community on matters of workplace relations law and policy before the Senate Education and Employment Committee, on the Council of Industrial Legislation, on the Attorney General’s Workplace Relations Working Groups, before the Fair Work Commission in relation to matters of industry importance and in her role as employer advocate during the Annual Minimum Wage Review. She was also intimately involved in responding on behalf of employers to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australia Workplaces, and lead the Chambers response to the introduction of the Respect at Work Act including the new prohibition on sex-based harassment in the workplace and role as an associate employer representative member on the newly formed Federal Government Respect@Work Council. Tamsin also previously served as an advisor to the Federal Minister for Small and Family Business, Deregulation and the Workplace on workplace policy and legislation.
Given her previous experience, Tamsin takes a keen interest in and is often at the forefront of IR Changes, including often proving feedback and advice to Government and employer groups on the implications of reforms.
Tamsin holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. She is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria.