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Ashleigh Mills

Special Counsel - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety


Ashleigh works collaboratively with in house counsel, senior management and human resources personnel providing practical and targeted advice across a broad range of employment and safety related matters.

She has worked with both public and private sector employers in a wide range of industries including specifically private equity, education, media and communications and professional services, as well as property management.


Ashleigh’s relevant experience includes:

  • assisting in industrial disputes and litigated claims before the Fair Work Commission, Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal and Family Circuit Court of Australia
  • drafting and advising on employment contracts, contractor agreements, company policies and codes of conduct
  • providing advice in respect of termination of employment issues, including performance management, post-employment obligations and redundancies and restructures
  • managing complex issues relating to ill and injured workers, including return to work and abandonment of employment issues
  • assisting employers in the conduct of complex workplace investigations including those involving bullying and other inappropriate workplace behaviours
  • providing advice about a range of statutory issues, including compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), workplace health and safety legislation and anti-discrimination legislation
  • assisting in the conduct of coronial inquests and work health and safety investigations.


27 April 2022 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin

#Government, #Workplace Relations & Safety

A High Court decision confirms that the Industrial Relations Commission’s jurisdictional powers, including in relation to unfair dismissals, can extend to public servants who are covered by their own statutory regime.

27 April 2022 - Knowledge

High Court decides the Commissioner of Police’s decisions to medically retire police officers are not exempt from unfair dismissal

#Workplace Relations & Safety, #Government

This case raises interesting questions about statutory interpretation and the interaction between the Industrial Relations Act and other public sector legislation.

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