Lisa Aitken, Managing Director
Lisa has been practising Employment and Industrial Relations law since 1994 and opened the doors of Aitken Legal in January 2006. Lisa has taken her wealth of experience – gained from working for more than 11 years in human resources and industrial relations law with leading firm Minter Ellison Lawyers in Sydney and Brisbane – and applied it to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast’s only Employment Law firm.
Since January 2006, Lisa has gone from strength to strength, winning the Sunshine Coast Small Business Woman of the Year Award in 2007 and the Sunshine Coast Corporate Business Woman of the Year in 2010, while the firm has also won a number of awards as an emerging business. In 2008, Lisa became one of a handful of lawyers in Queensland who are Accredited Specialists in Workplace Relations Law.
Lisa’s experience in general employment law, workplace health and safety and discrimination mean she is perfectly placed to advise employers on all aspects of employment law issues affecting their business. From preparing contracts of employment or enterprise agreements, to developing policies and employee handbooks, Lisa’s expertise ensures the main assets of any business – its people – serve your business well.
Lisa advises employers in relation to transmissions of business issues, employee performance and misconduct, terminations and redundancies, and represents employers in unfair dismissal and general protection claims, breach of contract claims, discrimination and harassment complaints, WH&S prosecutions and investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Lisa recognises the need for employers to have sound legal advice to guide them through the employment issues they may face in running their business. Her clients are cover private companies over an extensive range of industries; secondary and tertiary education facilities; not-for-profit organisations and local government.