WORKPLACE LAW

RESOLVING DISPUTES FOR OVER 30 YEARS

At Bicknell Law & Consulting we specialise in workplace law. Our principal, Jennifer Bicknell, has been resolving disputes for 30+ years.

Need a contract or a policy? No problem. Need advice about the Fair Work Act or any other workplace laws? Sure, we can do that. But as we all know, workplace law isn’t just about statutes and legal know-how. It’s about people. People are complicated…and managing people can be difficult. Helping you do that effectively is our specialty.  

DISPUTE PREVENTION & RESOLUTION SPECIALISTS

We often know we need to have a conversation about an issue in the workplace, but we just can’t find the right words. At Bicknell Law & Consulting, we specialise in preparing strategies, scripts and documents for:

  • Performance management and termination conversations
  • Redundancy consultations
  • Managing toxic employees
  • Addressing bullying and harassment claims
  • Managing requests to Work From Home and Flexible Work Arrangements

Here’s how we take the stress out of handling these common workplace issues:

PERSONALISED STRATEGIES

Every business is unique, and so are its challenges. We begin by understanding the nuances of your situation, then craft a bespoke strategy tailored to your needs.

 

TAILOR-MADE SCRIPTS

The right words can make all the difference. We’ll draft conversation scripts to ensure you’re equipped with the language needed to address sensitive issues effectively & empathetically.

DETAILED DOCUMENTATION

From performance management to redundancy consultations, we provide the essential documents that back up your conversations with legal best practices.

HOW IT WORKS?

  • Initial Briefing: Take a weight off of your shoulders and share your challenge with us.
  • Strategy Development: We outline a clear, actionable plan, complete with timing and objectives.
  • Script and Documentation Creation: Receive custom scripts and documentation tailored to your specific situation.
  • Feedback and Coaching: We offer the opportunity for review and coaching, ensuring you’re fully prepared for the conversation ahead.
  • Implementation: With our support, you confidently navigate the conversation.
  • Finalisation: We help wrap up the process, ensuring clarity and mutual understanding moving forward.

"People management is so difficult because being a human is complex!"

"I know that if I ever need to have a difficult conversation, I have the new skills that Jen has taught me and if I stumble, I know I can reach out and get help from her. That alone makes it much easier to dive right in. I feel empowered to hold everyone in my team to the same fair and reasonable expectations consistently. Jen is now like a permanent member of my team. Even if she has have taught me enough that for the most part I can do it on my own, I love knowing she's got my back when needed!"

— Samantha Kourtis, Co Managing Partner, Capital Chemist Charnwood

 

"As Managing Director of a small business, one of my biggest challenges is ensuring that I am doing the right thing by my employees and contractors."

"I have always been nervous about saying the wrong thing or not saying the right thing and then landing myself in hot water! So to have someone like Jen in my back pocket is hugely reassuring.

Jen has helped me to navigate a couple of tricky situations by providing me with relevant legal advice and coaching. Jen can tell me exactly what to say and how to say it, to ensure that I am compliant with workplace law.

I highly recommend Jen to anyone who deals with staff. And I also recommend that you sign up to her fortnightly newsletter where she shares learning and take outs from workplace law cases – these have been really helpful in highlighting all of the situations to potentially be aware of as an employer. It’s a very quick and funny read".

Jane Hillsdon, Managing Director, Dragonfly Marketing

 

“Jen was fantastic in coaching me through a transition phase of our business"

"I was not comfortable or practiced in conducting difficult conversations with my employees and Jen helped me with how to frame the psychological, emotional and legal aspects of these conversations and conduct them in a respectful and productive manner. I’ve continued to work with Jen as I highly value her accessibility, advice and counsel”.

— CEO, Media organisation

OUR FULL RANGE OF WORKPLACE LAW SERVICES

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Got a workplace spat turning into a big hot mess? We provide advice, scripts, and documentation to tackle difficult conversations.

CONTRACTS & POLICIES

From employment contracts that everyone actually understands to policies that won’t put you to sleep (but still keep you legally safe), we’ve got you.

FAIR WORK ACT GUIDANCE

The Fair Work Act is complex. We simplify the legal jargon, offering clear, actionable guidance to keep you compliant and confident.

GENERAL LEGAL ADVICE

Have a question? Need a sounding board for a tricky legal issue? We’re here for all the advice you need—minus the legalese.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We work with commercial, pragmatic people who require actionable solutions through no-nonsense guidance. Our clients would rather spend 10 minutes on the phone brainstorming a solution to a problem, than $10,000 fixing one.  They prefer peace of mind to panic.

PRACTICAL AND PLAIN ENGLISH

Law doesn’t have to be complicated. We break down the complex stuff into bite-sized, actionable advice you can actually use.

STRATEGIC PREVENTION

We don’t just put out fires; we prevent them. Our focus is on equipping you with the tools and strategies to avoid legal issues before they start.

UN-LAWYERY LAWYER

Think of us as an extension of your team, not an outsider. We’re here to demystify the legal process and make your life easier.

BESPOKE SOLUTIONS

Your business isn’t cookie-cutter, so your legal solutions shouldn’t be either. We tailor our services to fit your unique needs and challenges.

Our expertise is reflected in our wide range of clients from diverse sectors, ranging from private to non-profit and including large multinationals, SMEs and executives in industries including:
  • Construction
  • Property management
  • Healthcare 
  • Media organisations 
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Recruitment
  • Manufacturing
  • Event management 
  • Talent management 
  • Entertainment 
  • Hospitality 
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Printing 
  • Retail

Ready to tackle workplace legal issues with confidence?

Whether you’re tangled in a dispute, drafting your next set of employment contracts, or navigating the Fair Work Act, we’re here to help—with less stress and more success.

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