Ellen Gordon Wallmans Lawyers Adelaide

Ellen Gordon

Special Counsel

Ellen is a specialist employment, safety and workers’ compensation lawyer who provides advice and representation to public and private sector employers across a wide range of industries including local and state government, transport and shipping, health and social welfare, technology, professional services, and not-for-profits.

Ellen has developed a well-earned reputation for providing clients with practical solutions and advice, for complex problems, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In 2022, Ellen was recognised by the Doyles Guide of South Australia as a rising star in the field of Employment and WHS Law.

Ellen assists employers with both disputes and advisory work. Ellen has particular expertise in contract drafting and review, award and enterprise agreement interpretation and compliance, workplace policies and procedures, work health and safety, all claims relating to the termination of employment, redundancy and restructuring, bullying, discrimination claims, underpayment claims and resolving industrial disputes. Ellen regularly represents clients at court and tribunal hearings including the Fair Work Commission and South Australian Employment Tribunal.

Ellen acts for both vendors and purchasers in relation to employment law due diligence arising from mergers and acquisitions and also assists clients with union disputation, including actual or threatened industrial action and/or the negotiation of enterprise agreements.

In addition to employment and safety matters, Ellen provides advice in relation to workers compensation, with particular experience representing employers in the SAET in relation to disputed workers compensation claims.

Ellen also assists in the preparation of tailored training for clients and in presentations and workshops for the firm's numerous industry partnerships.

Ellen has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology.

Memberships / Associations

  • The Law Society of South Australia
  • Australian Labour Law Association
  • Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association

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