Lisa Schumacher joins Barry.Nilsson.’s national employment law team
27 April 2022
National law firm, Barry.Nilsson. (BN), has appointed Lisa Schumacher as Special Counsel to its Insurance & Health Law team, focusing on employment practices liability (EPL).
Based in Sydney, Ms Schumacher joins BN’s expanding national EPL team and brings over 10 years experience advising clients on complex employment and workplace relations matters, including unfair dismissals, general protections, discrimination matters, sexual harassment, work health and safety investigations and prosecutions.
She will spearhead the Sydney component of the national EPL practice led by experienced Special Counsel, Corrina Dowling.
Ms Dowling, who has helped lead the EPL practice for four years, said Lisa is an outstanding lawyer who brings extensive experience in employment and workplace relations.
“Our clients face increasingly complex and uncertain regulatory settings in a post-pandemic environment and, as a result, we are seeing a surge in vaccine-mandate related employment claims weekly.
“This is a critical time for our clients and Lisa’s deep experience will be invaluable to help them successfully navigate unprecedented issues,” Ms Dowling said.
Ms Schumacher said “I’m thrilled to join such a talented team at an exciting time in employment and workplace law. Barry.Nilsson. has a strong reputation in the industry as a down-to-earth firm which provides high quality legal work to its clients. Those values align closely with the way I seek to manage my practice.”
Insurance & Health Principal, Simon Black, said Lisa’s appointment and wealth of experience was the perfect complement to the already accomplished national practice.
“I’m extremely pleased to have a technician of Lisa’s calibre join our talented EPL team, which continues to grow including the appointment of solicitor Jason Xue who recently joined the team in Melbourne."
“The quality of our team members in the EPL practice demonstrates Barry.Nilsson.’s commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of technical ability and client service.”
Read Lisa's professional bio here.
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