Moray & Agnew has added a leading Sydney barrister to its Newcastle office.
Fiona Hancock has been appointed as special counsel by the national firm. She most recently practiced out of Clarence Chambers in Sydney.
Elizabeth Radley, partner and head of Moray & Agnew’s Newcastle workplace team, said that they are excited to welcome Hancock to the growing team in Hunter Valley.
“Her wealth of experience representing employers’ interests in a wide variety of industrial and employment issues adds to our team’s skills and expertise in this area,” she said.
The team works with public- and private-sector employer clients to develop workplace strategies for maximising opportunities and overcoming challenges, she said. The team sees the new appointment helping continue to grow and strengthen those relationships.
Hancock is a specialist in employment, industrial relations, work health and safety, and anti-discrimination. She has defended employer clients in work health and safety prosecutions, industrial disputes, underpayment of wages claims, unfair dismissal and adverse action applications, and breach of contract disputes, Moray & Agnew said.