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Leanne Dorricott

Special Counsel

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An experienced employment and labour expert, Leanne provides legal and strategic advice and representation to both public and private sectors clients on all aspects of workplace relations.

Noted for her understanding of her clients' business needs and ability to provide pragmatic advice, Leanne also advises and represents clients in relation to work health and safety matters across a range of industries including rail and construction.

Leanne assisted to establish the pro bono operation of the Refugee Civil Law Clinic with LawRight through the Multicultural Development Association, and continues to volunteer and play a key role in managing it.

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Work health and safety

Acted for rail clients in respect of a number of serious safety incidents, including dealing with regulators and investigations. Acted in a coronial inquest in respect of an employee fatality in the construction industry.

Major projects

Worked on a number of major projects including the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital PPP project, Queensland hospital expansion projects and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP project.

Bargaining

Acted for clients in the finance, health and mining industries in respect of the negotiation and approval of enterprise agreements.

Government

Represented the Fair Work Ombudsman in various prosecutions for non-compliance with workplace relations legislation, including in an appeal before the Federal Court. Advised and represented Queensland Health and a number of Queensland hospital and health services on a range of employment and labour matters.

Education

Acted for a range of universities with respect to employment and labour matters, and for a number of schools with respect to both employment and labour matters and a broad range of other legal issues, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Discrimination, general protections and sexual harassment

Acted for clients in the aviation, finance and mining industries with respect to proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia involving claims of discrimination, breach of general protections and sexual harassment.