Francine Hoyne-Clancy, Senior Associate Workplace Relations/Employment Law

Francine is an experienced commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in the areas of workplace relations/employment law and insolvency and reconstruction.

Francine is our most senior employment and workplace relations lawyer and has a broad range of expertise in both litigious and non-litigious matters. She regularly advises employer-clients on a wide range of employment-related matters including employment contracts and policies, award interpretation, restraint of trade, redundancies and bullying/discrimination/harassment issues. More recently, Francine has been providing assistance to many organisations who are navigating the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused for workplaces.

Francine also represents employer-clients in the Fair Work Commission or the State and Federal Courts in unfair dismissal and general protections applications, underpayment claims and proceedings involving discrimination or harassment.

She also has expertise in the areas of corporate and personal insolvency. Her practice includes representing Liquidators and Trustees, creditors and debtors in both advisory and litigious capacities.

Francine holds degrees in Law and Business Management and thoroughly enjoys engaging with all of her clients and assisting their business endeavours.

Also passionate about giving back to the community, Francine has been a non-executive board director of a state Not-for-Profit organisation in the disability sector and a member of the Committee of Management of Women in Insolvency & Restructuring Victoria (WIRV).

Outside of work, you will probably find Francine out riding horses or walking her dog Noodle the Groodle!

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