Brooke’s Philosophy and Commitment to her clients is to:
In order to ensure that clients receive effective, reliable and practical advice and representation that steers clear of additional complications and costs, Brooke works with her clients in an honest, collegiate and caring manner.
Brooke advises and represents clients on a wide range of issues including industrial relations, employment law, work health and safety, contracts of employment, independent contracting, performance management, misconduct, termination and bullying, harassment, discrimination issues within the workplace.
Brooke has developed a specialist practice in assisting clients with bullying and harassment problems and disputes in the workplace.
Brooke also specialises in providing Workplace Investigations, as well as Mediation services for resolving conflict and dispute issues in workplaces.
We provide advice to a range of corporate clients, local government, and not for profit organisations. Brooke’s advice to corporate clients is expert, succinct and effective “as you go” advice which assists in the prevention or curtailment of workplace issues and workplace disruption. Corporate clients are guaranteed confidentiality. Brooke also sits on a number of Code of Conduct panels and is an experienced Conduct Reviewer.
We provide advice to senior executives, executives and independent contractors. Brooke’s advice to individuals strives to enable reasonable compensation, enforcement of legal rights, and to assist in avoiding the trauma of litigation.
Having established Pendlebury Workplace Law in May 2006, Brooke brings many years experience in advising employers and employees on all areas of workplace relations and employment law.
She has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Marketing, a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Commerce majoring in Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour from the University of New South Wales.
Brooke is also an adjunct lecturer in law at the University of NSW, the UNSW Business School, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and at Charles Sturt University.
Brooke is also an author with Lexis Nexis, an Australian provider of legal documentation, precedent, commentary and research. Brooke develops extensive precedent documentation for Lexis Nexis in the workplace relations and work health safety areas, and provides podcasts.
Brooke works closely with many Councils in NSW and corporate clients providing assistance by conducting external workplace investigations. Brooke also sits on a number of Code of Conduct Panels for various Councils.
Brooke’s industrial and legal experience is varied and extensive. She has worked as a senior industrial officer with industrial unions in the local government, and public and private health sectors. She has also worked for employer industrial associations as a solicitor and senior advisor & advocate to some of the largest companies in Australia.
Brooke has regularly appeared in the various Federal and State industrial tribunals as well as the Local, Federal Circuit and District Courts.
In addition to industrial and employment law matters, Brooke has a particular interest and expertise in conducting workplace investigations and mediations, and is a member of the Australian Mediation Association.
Brooke also has extensive experience in advising participants in corporate acquisitions and mergers as to employment issues and potential liabilities. She has also worked on work health and safety issues, having defended a number of companies against WorkCover prosecutions.
Brooke provides commercially astute legal advice on employment matters such as executive and employee terminations, enforcement of post employment restraints, as well as sensitive workplace issues including discrimination on the basis of sex, race, pregnancy and age and sexual harassment issues.
Brooke is the first female board member of the NSW Bookmaker’s Co-Operative, she is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, the NSW Industrial Relations Society, and she was a representative on the Greyhound Racing Industry Participants Advisory Committee.
In 2011, Brooke was recognised in the Doyle’s Guide – Best Australian Law Firm as a “Rising Star” in workplace relations law.
I have had the opportunity to work with Brooke on IR matters on several occasions over the last few years and I have come to appreciate her no nonsense style and direct, professional approach to her work and clients. Brooke’s customer service extends to giving quick phone advise on matters which can sometimes prevent the issue escalating in the first place and I would be happy to recommend her services to any employer.
For counsel and representation in employment law and industrial relations we seek no further advice than that of Pendlebury Workplace Law.
Pendlebury Workplace Law were simply fantastic in the work they carried out for me! Professional and timely advice helped make an unpleasant chapter stress free and ultimately led to a very pleasing result. I am extremely vocal in singing their praises and would gladly recommend them to anyone seeking Workplace Law counsel.
I was so emotionally sick and tired, when I met you, and then you took on my case, from that first day I met with you, your professional and calm attitude instilled in me, the will to continue, and ultimately win… Thank you Brooke, for giving me the strength to see it through to the end.
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