Alexandra Gallagher

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB, BA

Fluent in: French - Conversational


Alexandra has experience acting on behalf of and advising both public and private sector clients in a broad range of industries including in the tertiary education, apprenticeship training and retail sectors.

She has experience in a broad range of litigious and non-litigious employment related matters and has a particular interest in employment related dispute resolution matters, including claims brought pursuant to the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).


  • Acting for a large financial institution in connection with a general protections claim brought by an employee in the Federal Court.
  • Acting for a Melbourne university in relation to a discrimination complaint brought by a student in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
  • Acting for a leading registered training organisation in relation to a discrimination complaint in the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
  • Acting for a Commonwealth licence holder in relation to a major policy and procedures audit which involved updating a large suite of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislative obligations including in the areas of health and safety, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, workplace bullying and harassment.
  • Conducting a modern award audit and reviewing and updating contracts of employment and providing advice in relation to ongoing modern award compliance for a major Australian retailer.
  • Providing strategic advice to a major Australian retailer in relation to the termination of a senior designer who was the subject of numerous bullying and harassment complaints by staff

Latest thinking

Employment & Workplace Relations | 26 Jun 2019

Beyond the federal election: workplace relations update

The dust has now settled since the surprise re-election of the Morrison Government last month and the subsequent Cabinet reshuffle. Now is a good time to consider what the focus of Government is in respect of workplace relations, and what this may mean for Australian employers.