Katherine is the firm’s People & Performance Manager and is also a qualified lawyer.
Katherine looks after the human resources (HR) of the firm in her role as People and Performance Manager. As a member of the firm’s management team, she provides both strategic advice to the Directors and operational HR support to staff. Katherine enjoys working closely with our lawyers and staff in her role.
In addition to looking after our employee’s needs, Katherine is a qualified lawyer who works with clients to provide practical advice on employment law and HR related issues to both businesses and employees.
With operational HR experience in professional services, government and banking and finance, Katherine enjoys working with businesses to provide practical advice to manage complex and tricky employee issues. Katherine has worked in management roles within business and understands what it takes to employ staff and how to strategically manage any issues that arise.
Katherine is particularly keen to work with businesses to ensure they are compliant with the various laws relating to employing staff. Katherine can help businesses to set up systems, tools and templates that ensure ongoing compliance with the law, while ensuring they have a harmonious, high performing workplace.
And for those employees who find themselves needing advice on a workplace issue, you will find a compassionate and caring advocate in Katherine. Whether there is an internal grievance, you need advice about a change being made to your employment arrangement or you feel that you are being unfairly treated, Katherine will provide you with considered advice and options to help you to resolve your issues or concerns.
Principal areas of practice
- Strategic HR and employment law advice to managers and businesses to resolve complex staff issues
- Employment contract, policy and EBA drafting
- Unfair dismissals and General Protections claims
- General advice on employment law issues
- Terminations, Disciplinary action, Counselling and warnings
- HR Advisory – performance management systems, recruitment and general HR advice
Katherine joined the firm in 2014 and has the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Human Resources)
- Graduate Diploma Legal Practice
Katherine loves the flexibility and balance she enjoys working for Robertson Hyetts, being a busy mum of two primary school aged children. In Katherine’s spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors at their rural property with her family and helping out on canteen duty. Katherine also enjoys sharing her time and expertise as a valued committee member of the Bendigo Regional HR Network.