ErinHawthorne

Partner

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Erin is passionate about solving difficult employment and industrial problems. She enjoys working closely with clients on innovative legal projects to implement practical solutions.


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An experienced litigator representing employers when litigation is unavoidable or advantageous, Erin has the game plan needed to protect or attack. She has worked in both private practice and in-house roles and uses her experience of being a client to deliver the best legal strategy through a lens of practicality.  She enjoys using the opportunities presented by employment and industrial problems to deliver outcomes for her clients.

Erin has extensive experience managing employment investigations and assisting clients respond to regulatory compliance inquiries. She enjoys working closely with clients on innovative legal projects, including business critical or highly sensitive matters, where the legal strategy has to be tailored to achieve the objectives.  Erin works with clients across a range of industries, including responding to single employee or union claims as well as day-to-day employment queries.

Erin has been recognised in Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Doyle's Guide. She often provides commentary around changes in the employment and industrial relations landscape at industry conferences and has been quoted in go-to industry publications.

  • BA, Monash University
  • LLB, Monash University
  • An Australian legal practitioner admitted in Victoria