Media release | Gadens enhances Workplace Advisory offering, adding two partners to the team
21 December 2023
Gadens announces the further bolstering of its Workplace Advisory and Disputes practice, adding two partners to the ranks, with the lateral hire of Amanda Junkeer (Melbourne) and the promotion of William Marshall (Melbourne – effective 1 January 2024).
Amanda Junkeer is an industrial and employee relations specialist, with over 20 years’ experience, previously holding roles in a leading national workplace relations practice as well as workplace relations in-house counsel roles in an ASX listed top 100 company and the not-for-profit sector. Amanda comes to Gadens from Moores, where she was the Practice Leader of the Workplace Relations team. Amanda’s key practice areas range from enterprise bargaining strategy, industrial disputation, payroll compliance remediation, complex award and enterprise agreement matters, managing disciplinary and termination processes, wage audits, and employment litigation. From regularly advising on complex employment matters, representing clients with the workplace relations regulator, managing compliance and remediation projects, and appearing in the Fair Work Commission for clients, Amanda’s experience speaks for itself.
William Marshall joined Gadens in 2021 as a Senior Associate in the Workplace Advisory and Disputes group. Will has extensive experience advising on employment law, employment litigation and industrial relations. Will works closely with HR and industrial relations advisors across all industries and sectors including the public sector, delivering timely and practical advice to his clients. He has a deep understanding of the need to deliver clear, practical and commercial solutions to the often complex legal issues in these areas of the law. Will has significant experience in undertaking and overseeing workplace litigation, including in relation to a range of publicly listed and large privately owned businesses.
Siobhan Mulcahy, Partner and Group Leader of the Workplace Advisory and Disputes group, said on the further growth of Gadens’ Workplace Advisory and Disputes team:
“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to the firm and to have Will join the partnership, their expertise aligns seamlessly with our group’s mission to assist and advise our clients in the ever-evolving landscape of workplace law. Amanda is an experienced and talented industrial and employee relations lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to the firm. Will is an exceptional lawyer and mentor, providing invaluable guidance and support to our wider team progressing in their legal careers.
“This continued strategic expansion of our Workplace and Disputes Group is another exciting step for Gadens. Over the last 12 months, we have also welcomed two partners to our team in Sydney. With a growing team, we remain committed to delivering comprehensive, dynamic and modern workplace solutions to our clients.”
Gadens is also pleased to announce the recent lateral hire of three new partners: Jing Wang (Disputes and Investigations, Melbourne), John Kettle (Corporate, Sydney) and Kenneth Tang (Banking and Finance, Sydney).
With these strategic appointments and internal promote, Gadens is focused on meeting the growing demand from our clients across a range of sectors, particularly in the Sydney market. In addition to Jing Wang and John Kettle’s practice specialities, their appointments form part of our firm’s effort to expand our focus on foreign capital flows into Australia.
Commenting on the appointments, Mark Pistilli, Chief Executive Officer, says:
“These five new partners are exciting additions to the Gadens team. Amanda, Jing, John, Ken and Will each bring a specialised skillset to the firm, enabling us to meet growing client demand in key sectors and bolstering our cross-border capability.
“Jing and John will each head foreign desks designed to service inbound capital flows. As a truly independent firm with coverage over the whole of the country these additions make us an even better referral source for inbound investors and their offshore representatives.”