At Bicknell Law & Consulting we specialise in workplace law. Our principal, Jennifer Bicknell has been resolving disputes for over 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. It’s about people. People are complicated…and managing people can be difficult.
That’s where we come in.
We get a real kick out of coming up with bespoke, practical solutions to difficult problems. We help our clients determine a strategy that works best for their business and we give them the tools to implement it.
We give them the words for those difficult performance management conversations.
We help them manage the toxic employee who is making everyone else miserable.
We empower them to treat the employee with a mental health issue with dignity and respect.
We guide them through bullying and harassment claims.
We manage reputation risks… and pretty much anything else that can go wrong in a workplace.
Words to describe the clients of Bicknell Law and Consulting… apart from insanely attractive and unfeasibly smart? Savvy, money wise, pragmatic.
We think of ourselves as part of your business, your team, and not just someone you call when things go wrong. Our clients would rather spend ten minutes on the phone brainstorming a solution to a problem, than $10,000 fixing one. They prefer peace of mind to panic.
Our expertise is reflected in our wide range of clients from diverse sectors, ranging from private to non-profit. Which makes every day of our business look a little bit different.
We act for a broad range of clients, which include large multi-nationals, SMEs and executives, including:
- Construction companies and project consultants such as architect and engineers
- Property management companies
- Healthcare organisations
- Media organisations and executives
- Luxury retailers
- Talent management organisations
- Entertainment organisations
- Event management organisations
- Hospitality organisations
- Accountants and financial advisors
- Law firms
- Education facilities
- Sporting organisations and coaches
- Printing organisations
- Religious organisations
“We choose Jennifer Bicknell because she understands our business and gives us the right advice to quickly find a solution for our HR needs. Passionate and professional, Jennifer helps us navigate the minefield of employment law in plain English and helps us plan pre-emptive strategies to avoid issues before they occur”.
Although I have never veered away from hard conversations, those relating to employment law, and staff related matters, I have always been mindful to get it right. Until meeting Jennifer, anything related to workplace matters was just a plain headache. Now, Jennifer is my “go-to” for any issues that require an extra set of eyes, ears and advice related to employment matters.
Jennifer not only has a practical and firm stand-point, but her approachable nature allows hard conversations to be on a more balanced level. I feel my business has a strong advisor in this field and would not hesitate in recommending Jennifer’s services.
“Jen is not just your down to earth lawyer, who has an open ear for all types of legal queries and facilitates positive outcomes for employers and employees alike. The difference Jen makes is that you can call her at anytime, not have to have airs and graces when you speak with her, does not charge like other lawyers, offers brilliant training options to suit any business and follows up after any events to check if all is okay. My favourite lawyer”.
“Jen provides advice that is commercial, pragmatic, and actionable by the business. Not only does she provide excellent, timely legal advice; but, more importantly, she is able to develop a strong understanding of the business needs and stakeholder personalities, to ensure that the advice and tools provided are able to be embraced broadly, across all business teams.
I have engaged Jen in my current role, as well as in my previous GC role in the entertainment industry. Jen’s skills adapt perfectly across industries and she is a breath of fresh air, when all you want is some no-nonsense, practical guidance, to assist the team in moving through difficult workplace matters”.