Janice offers clients practical and commercial advice, coupled with her direct approach and focus on providing solutions that support their business objectives. Her experience gained from working in-house, in private practice and advising government gives her a deep understanding of the employment issues companies and agencies face including adverse action, breach of contract claims, industrial relations disputes, negotiating enterprise agreements and transfer of business.
The new requirements under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) which commenced in March 2014 have given Janice the opportunity to assist companies to review their privacy procedures and implement the necessary changes to ensure compliance well ahead of the deadline. Janice has also successfully acted for State government agencies in relation to privacy complaints under State legislation.
Janice advises Boards, managing directors and senior executives in the government, insurance, mining and not-for-profit sectors.
Before re-joining Sparke Helmore in 2012, Janice was Country Counsel with Boeing Australia where she developed a strategic approach to HR and industrial issues across the various subsidiaries including manufacturing, maintenance and professional services. Prior to this, Janice was a senior legal adviser to Federal Government agencies including in the Department of Immigration and the Australian Government Solicitor. She also held a diplomatic post in London with the Department of Immigration.