MEET OUR TEAM
In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Stefan was named as a leading employment lawyer in Western Australia in the Doyle’s Guide.
Stefan has been practising in the area of workplace relations, litigation and occupational safety & health since 2008.
Stefan advises both businesses and employees in all aspects of employment law including:
- Unfair dismissals;
- General protections matters;
- Transfer of business arrangements;
- Redundancy advice;
- Enterprise agreement bargaining and disputation;
- Union matters (right of entry and protected industrial action);
- Equal opportunity and disability discrimination;
- Workplace investigations (Occupational health & safety, hazard identification and Worksafe prosecutions);
- Employee disciplinary procedures and performance management;
- Contract and company policy drafting and review;
- Award variations and leave entitlements;
- Due diligence and appropriate workplace behaviour training;
- Advocacy and representation.
Mel is an employment lawyer at MKI Legal. Mel assists in all aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination claims.
Mel has extensive experience working as an organisational consultant and has been involved in performance management, workplace mediations, disciplinary actions and conducting workplace mediations.
Meagan completed her Juris Doctor law degree at Murdoch University. Prior to commencing work at MKI legal, Meagan volunteered at the Sussex Street Community Law Service where she worked in discrimination claims lodged with Human Rights and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Meagan works primarily in MKI Legal’s employment litigation team, preparing witness statements, legal submissions and other trial documents. Meagan has experience in helping clients with unfair dismissal, discrimination, general protections and underpayment claims.
Meagan’s skills lie in identifying claims and key issues, negotiating with their former employers either informally or formally within the conciliation or mediation, representing clients in the Federal Circuit Court. Meagan has experience in formally representing clients before processes before the Fair Work Commission as well as matters before the Australian Human Rights Commission and Federal Circuit Court Human Rights Division matters.
ABDUL AL ASADI
Abdul completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Business Law at Curtin University in 2015 and completed a Bachelor of Law degree with Distinction at Murdoch University in 2019. Abdul gained valuable experience working in various law firms and community legal centres across Perth during his legal studies.
Abdul now practices exclusively in employment law and in particular helps clients with unfair dismissals. general protections, industrial relations, workplace discrimination and contractual entitlement claims. Abdul is passionate about helping others and negotiating on behalf of clients. In his spare time, Abdul enjoys working on cars, fishing and playing soccer.
Ann began her legal career studying both a bachelors in Law and Commerce – Human Resource Management. Combining a focus of employment law and mediation with a human resources background allows Ann to merge aspects of both fields whilst helping understand both decision making and workplace processes of employees.
Anne is currently in the final stages of completing her Practical Legal Training (PLT) through the West Australian College of Law. Whilst studying, Ann also ran the Murdoch Business Society as Secretary and executive committee member and was active in Murdoch Student Law Society Negotiation and Client case competitions.
Nicholas is a senior lawyer and director who advises both businesses and individuals in all aspects of employment law and workplace relations, both in the Federal and State system. Nicholas has experience in unfair dismissal, general protections, drafting and interpretations of employment contracts, redundancies and performance management.
He also has expertise conducting complex litigation involving matters such as post-employment restraints, injunctions, breach of confidentiality and breach of executive contracts.
Nicholas also advises businesses in respect of workplace policies and procedures, re-structure, redundancies and compliance.
& Director of Operations
Marta is an employment lawyer and been with MKI Legal since 2012. Marta advises clients in a range of employment areas including unfair dismissal claims, discrimination matters, general protection claims, drafting of employment contracts and policies as well as assisting in complex litigation in the Supreme Court, District Court and Federal Circuit Court.
Zoe completed a double-degree in law and human resource management at Murdoch University. Prior to commencing work at MKI legal, Zoe gained valuable employment law experience while volunteering at the Employment Law Centre of WA and interning at United Voice.
Zoe works primarily in MKI Legal’s employment litigation team, preparing witness statements, legal submissions and other trial documents. Zoe has experience in helping clients with unfair dismissal, discrimination, general protections and underpayment claims.
Steve completed his Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree at Murdoch University in 2016. After Steve graduated, he interned with us as a paralegal for a few months before getting admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Steve now practices as a lawyer and specialises in employment law related matters such as unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination based claims. Steve has advised both employees and employers in various matters and frequently appears in the Fair Work Commission, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Federal Circuit Court.
Andrea has a double degree in Law and Arts (majoring in Political Science) from the University of Western Australia.She commenced her legal career in 2011, completing her articles with Perth Consumer Protection where she gained experience working on a range of consumer protection and trade practices matter for the WA government.
Andrea has also previously gained experience working in commercial litigation with a boutique law firm in Perth’s CBD. Furthermore, Andrea has extensive experience working in employment law, having worked for a major trade union in Perth as an Industrial Officer for a number of years.
Amy has worked as a human resources manager in the automotive industry for over 6 years and has gained experience dealing with contracts, recruitment, payroll and employee management.
Amy has a thorough understanding of employment law including :
- unfair dismissals
- general protections claims
- disciplinary matters ; and
- performance management.