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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Alisanne Ride

As a part of ten loyal years of service to HLS Legal clients, including two years as a Director, Ali is now our very experienced and highly regarded Special Counsel. Ali advises and represents employers in employment and industrial relations matters in a wide range of industries including energy and resources, construction, healthcare, education, retail…

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Amber

Amber is a Senior Associate at HLS Legal. Amber provides our clients with advice on day to day employment issues to more complex matters such as industrial action strategies and litigation. Amber assists our clients with: termination of employment and redundancy superannuation privacy laws representation at mediation and conciliation in the Federal Circuit Court, the…

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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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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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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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Brittany

Brittany is efficient and service-driven, enabling the team at HLS Legal to deliver a high standard of service to our clients.  Brittany has a Bachelor of Laws, and assists with Paralegal work.

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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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