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Ashleigh Mills

Senior Associate - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety


Ashleigh is a Senior Associate in our Sydney office. 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 employers in a wide range of industries including specifically private equity, education, media and communications and professional services.


Ashleigh’s relevant experience includes:

  • assisting in industrial disputes and litigated claims before the Fair Work Commission, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Federal Circuit Court and Federal 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 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.


13 March 2019 - Knowledge

Recent case a reminder that managers can be personally liable for workplace breaches

#Workplace Relations & Safety

Managers who are aware of breaches of workplace laws in their business may be personally liable for those contraventions, even if they did all they reasonably could to try to fix the breach, according to a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.