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Norman Waterhouse
Virginia is a dedicated and approachable solicitor who is committed to providing her clients with comprehensive, practical and personalised advice and representation.

About Virginia

Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law.

She is also a commercially astute practitioner, having previously worked as a Senior Accountant in Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Hong Kong). Her diverse experience and strategic mindset enables her find effective and pragmatic solutions for all of her clients.

Virginia is also responsible for delivering and coordinating training workshops and presentations for all topics relating to governance and industrial relations, for both local government and private sector clients. She is also responsible for managing accredited Certificate IV and Diploma courses, delivered by Norman Waterhouse in conjunction with Municipal Training (RTO number 40390), for Local Government employees.


  • Provide advice on a range of workplace-related matters
  • Conducting internal grievance investigations
  • Investigating alleged breaches of legislative and industrial instruments
  • Advice and representation in employment disputes, including dismissals
  • Advice and representation in equal opportunity and discrimination matters
  • Advice and representation work health and safety investigations and SafeWork prosecutions
  • Draft and review employment agreements
  • Draft and review independent contractor agreements
  • Draft and review policies and procedures
  • Advice on organisational restructuring and redundancy
  • Advice on performance management
  • Advice and representation in enterprise bargaining negotiations
  • Interpretation and application of Federal and State legislation, enterprise bargaining agreements and awards
  • Delivering training sessions on governance, employment law, industrial relations and work health and safety related topics


  • Committee Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute Emerging Professionals Network
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