Tony Smetana

Tony Smetana is the Managing Director at HLS Legal. Tony has specialised in employment law, industrial relations and safety law for over 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 in…

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Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin is Special Counsel at HLS Legal. Michael has over 20 years of experience in Industrial and Workplace Relations and is an accountable team leader at the firm. Mike has top tier legal and employer association experience and has worked as in-house counsel for several international resource companies. He advises across all aspects of…

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Megan

Megan provides practical advice and assistance to clients on the prevention, preparation, resolution and response to claims across a broad spectrum of employment law, industrial relations and contract issues, including: human resources assistance contracts and workplace policies unfair dismissal claims general protection claims discrimination claims award and enterprise agreement disputes and underpayments (federal and state) enterprise…

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Danielle

Danielle provides our clients with a broad range of advice and assistance on employment law, industrial relations and contractual issues, including in relation to: employment agreements, executive services agreements and independent contractor agreements; contractual disputes, interpretation and entitlements; restraints of trade, including enforceability of restraints; workplace policies; award coverage, entitlements and interpretation; advising on and…

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Calvin

Calvin provides advice in employment law, industrial relations, safety law and corporations law. He has assisted on matters in the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission, Industrial Magistrates Court, Magistrates Court, and Federal Circuit Court. Calvin advises our clients on: termination of employment (unfair dismissal, general protections, breach of contract and defending stop-bullying applications);…

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Kara

Kara provides clients with advice on a range of employment, industrial relations, and contractual and commercial law matters. Kara provides assistance to clients on matters including: termination of employment (unfair dismissals, general protections and discrimination); contractual issues; appropriate termination procedures, including redundancy; award coverage and entitlements; the transfer and termination of enterprise agreements; enforcing restraint…

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Fiona

Fiona provides advice to our clients on employment law, industrial relations, commercial and contractual law matters, including: termination of employment (including unfair dismissals, general protections and breach of contract); contractual issues and employee entitlements; award coverage and interpretation; termination of employment procedures, including redundancy; underpayments; duty of care; director’s duties; drafting and reviewing employment contracts…

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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 accounting, payroll and business requirements. She originally qualified in the UK as an Accounting Technician through AAT UK, relocating to Australia in 1998 initially Sydney then on to Perth. She has recently refreshed her qualifications with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting. Louise has extensive business and accounting experience,…

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Nora Ayrton

As the Practice Manager, Nora is directly involved in running the day to day operations of the office and providing support to the HLS legal team, the General Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. Nora emigrated with her family from the UK to Perth in 2011 and has worked in the legal industry since…

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