Tony Smetana

Tony Smetana is the Managing Director at HLS Legal. Tony has specialised in employment law, industrial relations and safety law for almost 30 years. Tony has represented employers in landmark employment law and industrial relations cases in Western Australia and Australia. As a testament to Tony, a number of his clients have remained unchanged over…

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Megan

Megan provides advice and assistance to clients on the preparation, lodgement, responses to and resolution of claims across a broad spectrum of Employment Law topics, including: human resources assistance reviewing of contracts and termination conditions unfair dismissal general protection claims deeds of settlement and release Prior to starting at HLS Legal, Megan participated in a student exchange…

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Danielle

Danielle graduated from Curtin University with her Bachelor of Laws in 2018 and brings to HLS Legal a strong history of academic achievement and a keen interest in employment law. Prior to starting at HLS Legal, Danielle worked at the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission as an Associate to Senior Commissioner Kenner. Qualifications Bachelor of…

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Calvin

Calvin graduated from Curtin University with his Bachelor of Laws in 2018 and brings to HLS Legal a strong interest in advocacy, industrial relations and employment law. Prior to starting at HLS Legal, Calvin worked at the Fair Work Commission as an Associate to Deputy President Binet. Qualifications Bachelor of Laws (Curtin University) Bachelor of…

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Kara

Kara graduated from Murdoch University with her Bachelor of Laws in 2020. Kara has a keen interest in employment law, and brings a strong work ethic and academic history to HLS Legal. Whilst completing her degree, Kara worked for a prominent family law firm and volunteered at various community legal centres. Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws…

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Fiona

Fiona graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Juris Doctor postgraduate degree in 2020. Prior to joining HLS Legal, Fiona worked as a manager in the retail sector and volunteered at a community legal centre. Fiona has a strong interest in employment law, and brings to HLS Legal a background of excellent service…

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Emma Smetana

As the General Manager of HLS Legal, Emma works closely with the Director, ensuring the law practice has clear objectives, forging strong links with the HLS Legal values. Emma offers professional and practical guidance on the administration of the firm, developing robust systems and procedures to ensure compliance, client satisfaction, and meaningful analysis. Her innovations…

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Louise

Louise assists HLS Legal with the accounts and payroll.  She has recently refreshed her qualifications with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting.  Louise has previously been a financial controller in the hotel industry, however now her part time work at HLS Legal is balanced with her role as a busy mum.

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