Our Industrial Relations and Employment Law Team has over 30 years advocacy and employment law experience with a proven track record in achieving results. Working predominantly in the health, aged care and community sectors we have in depth knowledge and experience with the issues that affect your industry. This experience is further enhanced by long standing professional relationships with unions, government and stakeholders.
Specifically our Team focuses on Employment Law, agreement drafting & negotiation, representation in Unfair Dismissals, Industrial Relations advice, Award/Agreement interpretation, Discrimination Law, Dispute resolution & mediation.
Leana initially trained as a registered nurse and subsequently worked in hospitals as a registered nurse for 23 years prior to completing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in industrial relations and political science at the University of NSW.
Subsequently she worked as an industrial officer with the National Association of Nursing Homes and Private Hospitals and the Private Hospitals Association of NSW before taking on the role of National Human Resource Manager for Health Care of Australia.
Leana established Leana Street Consulting as a one stop employment shop in 1994 offering everything from executive recruitment to advice on termination and all that occurs in the employment process including advice on award and enterprise agreement interpretation and negotiation and advice to employers on how best to manage performance and conduct issues with employees.
Geoff joined LSC in 2017 after 21 years as Employee Relations Manager with Aged and Community Services NSW & ACT. He has a Bachelor of Economics degree majoring in industrial relations from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business in Employment Relations from the University of Technology Sydney Prior to his work in aged and community care Geoff enjoyed a successful career in senior industrial relations and human resource management positions, in the Construction Industry. These roles included National Workplace Reform Manager of a large multi-discipline engineering company operating in Australia and South East Asia; the management of HR/IR on a number of large construction projects including the Sydney Casino and the ABC Building in Ultimo; Industrial Officer with the Master Builders Association and Industrial Relations Manager with the Australian Federation of Construction Contractors. Geoff’s expertise within LSC is providing advice on award and enterprise agreement interpretation and the negotiating and drafting of enterprise agreements.
After completing her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney, Ariane has worked as a solicitor since 2012, commencing her legal career at a boutique CBD law firm. She has worked in a range of practice areas, including property, banking, and consumer law, but primarily in employment law.
She regularly negotiates, draft’s and advises on employment related documents such as contracts of employment, service agreements and workplace policies. She also advises on termination of employment, compliance with workplace laws and industrial instruments, performance management and workplace disputes and protection of confidential information and intellectual property.
Ariane has worked with clients in a range of industries including banking, aged care, disability, transport, community, professional services, retail and manufacturing.
At LSC Ariane works with clients in workplace matters with commercial and client focused approach assisting with advice, drafting and advocacy.