Emma Hart

Lawyer

Emma joined Gilshenan & Luton in 2023 and has a keen interest in all aspects of criminal and employment law.

Prior to joining Gilshenan & Luton, Emma was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2022 whilst working as a Judge’s Associate at the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Emma was admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2023.

Previously, Emma worked as a litigation and dispute resolution solicitor at a commercial firm and has litigation experience in a range of jurisdictions across Australia and overseas, at both original and appellate level. Emma has experience in a broad range of practice areas, including employment and industrial law, criminal law, administrative law, and general commercial law. 

Emma is also a volunteer solicitor with Caxton Community Legal Centre, providing pro-bono advice and assistance to those in the community.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys reading, running and spending time with her two dogs.

Recent articles by Emma

Protected and unprotected industrial action

Protected and unprotected industrial action

The law around industrial action is complex, and it’s important for everyone involved in such disputes - employees, unions and employers – to understand what constitutes industrial action, and what they can and cannot lawfully do in undertaking such action in the course of a bargaining dispute.
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Australia’s reformed foreign bribery laws to commence September 2024

Australia’s reformed foreign bribery laws to commence September 2024

On 29 February 2024, in line with Australia’s commitment as a member of the OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transitions, the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Foreign Bribery) Bill 2024 passed both houses of Parliament. The changes will commence in September 2024.
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