Danny King Legal is a team of highly experienced, award-winning employment and industrial relations lawyers based in Sydney’s CBD. We are a boutique employment law firm representing employers, employees, HR professionals, and other lawyers.
We are committed to valuing people above fees, and we don’t subscribe to winning at any cost. We understand the stresses of employment law matters for all involved, and passionately believe everyone is entitled to due process, respecting all parties in the employment relationship. At Danny King Legal, we work in partnership with our clients to achieve successful resolutions quickly, efficiently, and quietly. Treating people honourably, with a dedicated and non-judgemental approach to our work, is key to our success.
With over 10 years of experience and service, Danny King Legal has grown to become one of Sydney’s top-rated employment law firms. Our quality service and focus on people is also supported by our recognition as a Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace, and our numerous award wins and nominations.
Let us take away the burden, fear, or complexity of a new employment situation or one gone wrong. Let us take you through the thorny risks associated with non-compliance that can cause significant harm to your reputation and your organisation.
We will provide you with solution-focused advice so you can walk away with integrity and peace of mind that the best possible outcome has been achieved.
Danny is Principal and Founding Partner of Danny King Legal. She is an authentic and laid-back practitioner, that values relationships and the future wellbeing of clients, delivering creative and often unorthodox solutions to what often…
As a Partner at Danny King Legal, Kevin is an enterprising and stalwart practice leader and lawyer, finding pause in the success of his clients and peers. Kevin has worked across a number of commercial firms over the years, including in Sydney…
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From early on in her career, Danny realised that she didn’t fit the traditional mould of a lawyer – so she broke and rebuilt it.
This decision led to the creation of Danny King Legal in 2011, established out of the desire and necessity to build a truly differentiated practice, free from the rigidity of conventional norms.
As someone who embraces her neurodiversity, Danny is a strong proponent of thinking outside the box. This philosophy permeates the organisation’s culture and is embedded firmly in its DNA, both figuratively and literally.
Since its inception and with Danny at the helm, Danny King Legal has grown rapidly to become one of the leading specialist employment law firms today.
This success is not only a testament to the firm’s diverse expertise, client service and strong work ethic, but also demonstrates the power of an unorthodox mindset when solving complex issues for clients.
Sometimes referred to as the Grand Imperial Empress, Danny is often described as fun and loving, and has an unwavering commitment to empowering people and delivering the best possible outcomes for clients.
This has resulted in Danny being regularly recognised by the Doyle’s Guide since 2016, making both the employer and employee lists for NSW and nationally. More recently, Danny has been recognised as a pre-eminent practitioner in NSW for employees since 2021.
While Danny wished she could fly, simply because it looks fun, she never fails to retain a bird’s-eye view of a client’s situation, considering a range of legal and non-legal factors that inform the advice she provides.
Regardless of the matter, Danny always encourages clients and team members alike to be aspirational in their outlook. She leverages her experience and expertise to guide clients towards their goals, one step at a time.
Danny applies this same philosophy to growing and upskilling her team, where she focuses deeply on the individual, their experiences, aspirations, and how best they can be achieved.
Box ticking simply doesn’t exist in Danny’s world, and when hiring new team members, every individual is considered based on their merit and attitude, not their background.
In addition to managing Danny King Legal, as a serial ‘joiner’, Danny is actively involved in various initiatives, including the NSW Law Society, where she has been an Employment Law Committee Member since 2013.
Danny is also personally involved in an initiative led by the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, which seeks to re-establish traditional maternity services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies on Country.
Danny serves as a trusted advisor to some of Australia’s most exciting and innovative companies, assisting them with developing policies and procedures to mitigate risk whilst ensuring they are well-positioned to achieve their ambitions.
Some of her work for employers includes:
- Assisting with difficult separations, where the departing employee continues to be a valued stakeholder in the business, notwithstanding their termination or separation;
- Considering structuring and skills to better gear businesses to achieve their objectives, with careful development of communications to bring along a change-resistant team into a ‘new normal’;
- Assisting great teams to have even better attitudes towards shifting cultural norms;
- Designing solutions to assist workplaces struggling with individuals who do not align with company values, but are otherwise excellent at performing their roles;
- Navigating the confrontational and often emotional circumstances of poor employee performance or conduct; and
- Combatting applicant lawyer ‘shake downs’ when the employer has done nothing wrong.
Danny’s expertise and extensive experience in employee representation positions her as a highly sought-after and desirable adviser for the c-suite and senior executives who may be navigating challenging workplace situations.
She particularly specialises in assisting senior executives to play the role of ‘corporate survivor’. Some of Danny’s favourite matters of recent years include:
- Covertly assisting a partner in a top four accounting firm navigate the tricky politics of partnership renegotiations;
- Workshopping solutions with a partner of a top-tier law firm about overcoming unconscious bias getting in the way of her career trajectory;
- Supporting many incredible and powerful women to enhance the terms of their contracts to reflect what they would have been offered in the absence of unconscious bias;
- Working with a CEO of a major Australian company to navigate a difficult separation;
- Representing a CFO of a major Australian company through very public allegations of a damaging nature and separation terms;
- Creating opportunities to separate and leverage to deploy in negotiations around terms for various executives where the employer had previously no intention of discussing separation terms; and
- Helping numerous executives who were the subject of bullying allegations to not only manage the initial shock of confrontation and provide a response to allegations, but to successfully navigate the difficult context that comes from being named a bully, even when fully exonerated, noting that not all circumstances require a negotiation of the employment relationship ending.
As an accomplished educator who has taught in prestigious institutions professionally and while sharing knowledge with peers, Danny has enjoyed excellent feedback on her engaging and approachable style. She values the development of and investment in the future of employment law. Some of her educational achievements include:
- Wrote, convened, and taught the employment law course for under and post-graduate students at the University of New South Wales between 2012 – 2019;
- Wrote and updated the employment law course for post-graduate students in the College of Law’s Masters of Law program;
- Delivered the teaching of that course continuously, with up to three sessions a year, since 2017; and
- Innumerable conference presentations on employment law topics, including mental health in the workplace, achieving age diversity in a modern context, exposures legal and HR practitioners have to accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act, and diversity in the law.
Danny’s management approach has a strong relationship focus, believing the needs of the human are paramount. Her philosophy is to hold nothing back and build the absolute best version of every staff member.
She is committed to investing generous time and resources into developing her staff, and this professional development and personal investment often continues after they no longer work for her.
Danny is non-judgemental in her approach and retains a well-respected and objective outlook on all matters, priding herself herself on being the woman you can turn to, even in the face of the most difficult allegations.
She is known to use the Ricky Gervais line: ‘crisistunity’, and people who have worked with Danny have first-hand experience witnessing her exceptional abilities in finding opportunities during a crisis.
When she is not running the firm, Danny delights in the antics of her two young children, playing cards with her enormous family, and dabbling in creative endeavours.
Allegations Response Management
Reputational Crisis Management
Workplace Culture Remediation
Gender Discrimination Remediation
Director and Executive Liability
Supreme Court of NSW – 24 August 2007
High Court of Australia – 4 March 2016
NSW Law Society: Employment Law Committee Member – continuously since 2013
Course author, convenor and lecturer, Employment Law, as part of the Masters of Laws at the College of Law, continuously since
Bachelor of Laws, First Class Hons and University Medal in Employment Law – UTS
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – UTS
Foundations of University Learning & Teaching – UNSW
As a partner of a firm specialising in employment law, part of my mandate is to push best-practice workplace policies and their benefits in-house, here at DKL. That means we need to lead by example, constantly iterating and turning all the industry talk of work-life balance, resilience and equal opportunity into a practical reality for... Read More
Kevin joined Danny King Legal in 2014 and is one of three partners who drives the strategy and growth of the firm.
As a long-time martial artist, former educator and public servant, Kevin channels a warrior-scholar mentality, balancing the need for enforcement of legal rights contextualised within their non-legal personal and commercial objectives.
For Kevin, achieving meaningful and lasting solutions to legal issues requires a degree of self-reflection and courage from all parties involved. While he is unwavering in his determination to fight for his clients, Kevin always takes an analytical approach to conflict resolution, and seeks to build client value in outcomes, which does away with the assumption that legal matters must be strictly adversarial. This requires helping clients to not just deal with immediate issues, but to seed longer-term disciplined practices that are considered, fair, and mindful for future growth.
Kevin brings a grassroots approach to management of the firm, which he believes is pivotal in helping to cultivate and strengthen the skills of the team. While he has high expectations, he expects others to hold him to the same standard.
He has been instrumental in building Danny King Legal’s people-centric culture and is a strong proponent of the notion that by investing in the firm’s people, great client results will follow.
While he wished he had the ability to read minds, he will settle for a lifelong practice in helping parties to communicate, which is more exciting anyway.
Working for both employee and employer clients, and having himself been immersed in public and private institutions, Kevin has developed a balanced and philosophical contextualisation for clients which ensures he is able to deliver insightful and impactful results.
Besides being a partner at Danny King Legal, Kevin does pro-bono work as a part of the firm’s commitment to the Fair Work Commission’s cost-free Workplace Advice Service. He continues to train in judo and BJJ, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Innovations and People
Kevin has extensive experience working within the public sector, beginning in the early 2000s, in what he considers the ‘coming of age’ era of information technology in the workplace.
During this time, Kevin was a project manager at various public entities, accumulating over a decade of experience particularly in public hospital administration. He has been at the cutting edge of business unit reforms, including domestic and overseas labour outsourcing, and legacy systems conversion of analogue offices to digital. He was one of the key players in lobbying for and rolling out the first electronic records systems in Canada.
Building upon those experiences, Kevin was instrumental in establishing the Innovations and People Department at Danny King Legal, designed to enhance the technological proficiency of the team.
Kevin’s employer-side focus is on assisting small to medium enterprises in growing their business with everything from crisis response to long term employment relationship management.
He assists clients with adopting employer-agile frameworks to build employment culture systems, and also lead employer in-house training programs to bolster in-house capabilities.
Additionally, he also advises on prevention as well as intervention in matters of bullying, discrimination, and dismissals.
Although he runs all client matters, his pervious life interests in public service and healthcare have resulted in his particular focus in assisting third party human resources providers, aged care institutions, technology start-ups, and allied health care providers.
His efforts have led his team to be recognised as a finalist in the Australasian Law Awards, Employment Law Specialist of the Year category for four consecutive years, and recently as a Top Employment Law Firm in Australasian Lawyer’s Top Boutique Firm list.
Kevin’s employee practice has a particular focus on assisting senior executives enforcing their rights against public financial corporations, state-owned enterprises, universities, government entities, and major corporations in the banking and technology industry.
His leadership has led to DKL to be recognised by the esteemed Doyle’s Guide in the categories of Employment Law Firm (Employee and Trade Union Representation) on the National and NSW lists since 2016.
Kevin’s leadership role within the Innovation and People Department, and the Workplace Advice Service has seen DKL continue to develop its self-help legal training programs which benefit employees and SME business owners alike.
Kevin’s philosophy and approach to his work is heavily influenced by his experience as a university educator at Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales.
Kevin is also a regular speaker at various CPD events, with some of his recent events being as chairs or presenters at various Thomson Reuters and Legalwise symposiums on employment law. He is regularly asked to speak on the intersection of employment law and mental health in the workplace, as well as bullying.
Kevin takes a community-oriented approach to practicing law and running the firm. He is an advocate for cultivating a people-centric culture which he believes is essential for empowering individual team members and delivering enhanced outcomes for clients.
Additionally, Kevin sees employment law as an opportunity to proactively build corporate social responsibility levels across the community more broadly.
His legal practice continues in a lifelong dedication to commerce and community, drawing upon the inspirations of his time as a small business owner, a card-carrying healthcare advocate, and passion for health and fitness.
He shares in his successes with his wife, their newborn, and two cats.
Healthcare Workers Representation
Human Resources Provider Support
Secondary and Tertiary Educator Representation
Policy Writing, Education and Corporate Social Responsibility
Dismissal and Termination
Discrimination and Harassment
Fair Work Act Applications
Supreme Court of NSW – 10 October 2014
High Court of Australia – 6 March 2016
Bachelor of Arts – Concordia University, Montreal
Juris Doctor – UNSW
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The College of Law Australia
Sonia is a Partner at Danny King Legal, working as a lawyer and forming part of the Senior Management Team. Sonia thrives on producing outcomes for and supporting people through their employment highs and lows…
Natasha is an Associate at Danny King Legal, working as a lawyer in the Legal Team. She is a knowledgeable, hardworking lawyer, who takes a personal approach to her work. Natasha was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and…
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As a Partner at Danny King Legal, Sonia, joined the team in 2021, returning to private legal practice following many years of working in-house.
After acquiring a wealth of valuable experience within corporate organisations and for a union, Sonia ultimately realised that her true passion lay in directly helping and representing people, making her a natural fit for the firm.
Having finally found a workplace which embodies the same set of beliefs and values as her own, Sonia is grateful for the inclusive and supportive culture, and views joining Danny King Legal as one of her greatest professional accomplishments.
As a strong team player with a no-nonsense and straightforward approach to advising clients and working with colleagues, Sonia exudes conviction and brings an authentic and bubbly personality to her work.
While she wishes she possessed super-human speed to help people more quickly, Sonia’s drive and determination ensure that her clients always feel supported and are looked after.
Regardless of whether it’s providing legal advice, offering emotional support, or simply listening to another human vent, Sonia is driven by a desire to help, solve challenges, and make a positive and meaningful impact to people’s lives.
In addition to her work at Danny King Legal, Sonia also volunteers as a Senior Manager and adviser to the Board for Diverse Women in Law where she advocates for gender and cultural diversity across the industry.
In her spare time, Sonia likes socialising, all things sports, food, and wine.
Sonia enjoys tackling complex dispute resolution challenges to achieve the best outcomes for her clients, using an interest-based approach.
Sonia has acted for a range of employer clients spanning various industries. During her time as a legal counsel at labour hire and recruitment company, Hays Specialist Recruitment, she has been involved in representing and assisting the company in various disputes including bargaining for an enterprise agreement for black coal mining companies.
Some of Sonia’s work on employer-related matters include:
- Assisting and representing employers with industrial issues – she recently represented an employer in relation to a transfer of an industrial instrument;
- Supporting and representing employers in various workplace claims – she has represented many employers to defend against unfair dismissal claims, general protections, harassment, bullying and discrimination claims;
- Supporting various employers with amicable separations with employees, including managing difficult conversations and situations, reducing risk and liability of future claims and workplace disputes; and
- Advising employer clients on the importance of workplace policies and contracts, including preparing various employment contracts and workplace policies.
Sonia has extensive experience acting for employees in a range of industries, including members of unions such as the Australian and International Pilots Association.
Some of Sonia’s notable achievements have been negotiating enterprise agreements on behalf of pilots employed by the Qantas Group.
Sonia particularly specialises in assisting employees who experience difficulties in their workplace including:
- Supporting female clients dispute their unfavourable and discriminatory treatment – she has represented many employees who were made redundant or were treated unfavourably when returning from parental leave;
- Representing employees at all levels of seniority, negotiate amicable separations from their employers, ensuring entitlements are secured and any additional components of compensation, where applicable; and
- Representing employees achieve the best outcome possible in workplace disputes, including unfair dismissal, general protections, bullying and discrimination claims.
Sonia prides herself on being down-to-earth, logical, and honest in her work, and seeks to be as upfront as possible with her clients while maintaining her approachability and empathy.
In addition to her work in litigation and non-litigation matters, Sonia is involved in mentoring and developing the skills of other solicitors, both within and external to the firm. Sonia is passionate about supporting diverse people, including women of colour and volunteers for an organisation specialising in this, Diverse Women in Law.
Sonia believes the importance of representation – you can’t be what you can’t see – and aspires every day to be a good role model and leader to her peers and the legal community more broadly.
Sonia is an avid lover of cricket and considers herself a red wine aficionado.
Industrial and Workplace Relations
Bargaining and Negotiating
Discrimination and Harassment
Supreme Court of NSW – 8 October 2010
High Court of Australia – 11 May 2015
Bachelor of Laws – UWS
Master of Laws – UTS
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – UWS
Natasha joined Danny King Legal in 2021 and is an Associate within the Legal Team.
As a knowledgeable, empathetic, and hardworking individual, Natasha is a good listener who brings an open-minded and compassionate approach to her work.
She has been recognised by her clients for her approachable, accommodating, and understanding nature, and is acknowledged for her diligent work ethic.
Natasha is especially interested in discrimination, harassment and bullying matters, and has a distinct focus on wage underpayments, bullying, and workplace health and safety.
Prior to joining Danny King Legal, Natasha worked as a Legal Assistant and later as a Paralegal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers where she was a member of the Cultural Diversity Group.
Additionally, she has also had experience as a Court Monitor with Legal Transcripts, working in the Supreme Court, District Court, Land and Environment Court
In her time at Danny King Legal, Natasha has established herself as a versatile lawyer with a bright future ahead of her.
Outside of work, Natasha likes to travel, go on road trips, and is passionate about cooking. She has a big family and enjoys spending time with them, along with her friends.
Discrimination and Harassment
Workplace Health and Safety
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) – Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The College of Law Australia
Supreme Court of NSW – 9 October 2020
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Elijah is an Associate at Danny King Legal, who joined the Legal Team in 2021.
Having grown up on a sheep and wheat farm in the Western Australian wheatbelt, and with years of experience in customer service facing roles, Elijah has acquired a diverse skill set and brings fresh perspectives and insights to client matters.
An ardent problem solver with a zest for unravelling complex challenges within employment law, Elijah is passionate about respondent work and advising employers who may be faced with a range of issues spanning unfair dismissal claims, breaches of trade restraints, and payment disputes.
Never a ‘yes man’, Elijah is an ethical practitioner who prides himself on offering advice which he believes is right for clients’ needs, not necessarily their wants.
Elijah’s tireless work ethic combined with his dedication to clients has earned him a place on the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Rising Star’, within the Employment and WHS Law, New South Wales category.
He is a member of the Young Employment Law Society as well as the Industrial Relations Committee.
To unwind, Elijah loves cooking, travelling, and returning home to Perth to spend time with his family.
Restraints of Trade
Bachelor of Laws – Murdoch University
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Australian National University
Supreme Court of NSW – 17 September 2021
Elijah is an Associate at Danny King Legal, who joined the Legal Team in 2021. He is an ethical practitioner, who is compassionate to his client’s needs and focused on excellence in advocacy. Elijah holds a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch…
Amy joined the Danny King Legal team in 2023, as a Graduate-at-Law, within the Legal Team. Compassion and empathy are two traits that Amy believes are essential to thriving in the legal profession.…
April joined Danny King Legal in 2023 as an Experience Coordinator where she juggles various responsibilities across marketing and communication, client service, and administration.
Working closely with the Executive Experience Manager to ensure the firm is running smoothly and efficiently, April assists with the implementation of process and system improvements, and managing professional partners and suppliers.
Since 2018 she has worked in the financial services sector including with a boutique accountancy practice which has equipped her with the skills and experience to manage various tasks within a fast-paced professional services environment.
While she wishes she could mindread to help people in the most effective way possible, as a self-described chameleon with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, April is pragmatic and is always looking for ways to pre-empt what people might want.
She is grateful for the loving and accepting culture which Danny King Legal offers, and is excited to be able to learn more about the intricacies of employment law.
In her downtime, April loves to cook and exercise which enables her to stay focused and balanced in both her professional and personal life.
Anthony joined Danny King Legal at the beginning of 2023 as a Graduate-at-Law within the Legal Team. His calling to law started from a young age, driven by a desire to help people and make a positive impact in their lives…
Louisa joined the Danny King Legal team in mid-2023 as Executive Assistant. She embodies DKL’s ethos of inclusivity and service quality that emphasises people’s value. Having spent the past ten years caring for her family, Louisa has recently returned to the …
Jaden (Jae) Colbert joined the Administration Team at Danny King Legal in 2021 as Client Experience Manager, and is now DKL’s Executive Experience Manager. They are passionate about enhancing our client service, and are dedicated to efficiency and…
Anshika joined Danny King Legal in 2021 as another member of our valuable Paralegal Team. Anshika is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics, at Macquarie University, where she is currently…
Demi joined Danny King Legal in 2022 as a valuable member of the Paralegal Team. As a passionate, friendly, and empathetic individual, Demi is motivated to do everything she can for the clients she works with. She prides herself on her…
Lillian recently joined Danny King Legal as a Paralegal, following her passion for helping people on a one-to-one level. Having initially planned to study medicine, Lillian’s enjoyment of interacting with people combined with her flair for public speaking, saw her pursue …
Lara joined the hardworking Administration Team at Danny King Legal in 2022. Lara is currently completing a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in International Business, at the University of New South Wales. In addition to her studies, Lara …
Antony joined Danny King Legal in 2022, forming part of our quality Administration Team. Antony is currently completing a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. In addition to and complementing his studies…
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Demi joined Danny King Legal in 2022 as a valuable member of the Paralegal Team.
As a passionate, friendly, and empathetic individual, Demi is motivated to do everything she can for the clients she works with. She prides herself on her non-judgmental attitude and broad perspective, and in utilising her diligence and attention to detail to serve clients from all backgrounds and matters.
With an acute sense of justice and a fierce determination to help vulnerable people, Demi particularly values assisting our clients who may have experienced discrimination, bullying and harassment, or unfair dismissal.
She also currently assists with industrial relations matters at a union and participates in volunteering work within the not-for-profit sector. While her duties vary, Demi is especially interested in assisting with research to accelerate law reform on matters relating to modern slavery and ESG, with the view to strengthen labour rights where needed.
Demi has completed her Bachelor of International and Global Studies, which has given her the opportunity to work overseas in places such as Washington D.C. and Fiji, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Sydney.
In her spare time, Demi likes writing adventure fantasy stories, and loves to go ocean swimming.
Human Rights Issues
Harassment and Discrimination
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International- University of Sydney
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Anshika, ‘Shika’ or sometimes ‘Shikz’ joined Danny King Legal in 2021 as a member of the Paralegal Team.
Driven by a strong desire to help vulnerable people, Anshika always wanted to pursue law from a young age and hopes to harness her skills and expertise to make a positive impact in society.
She is particularly interested in matters relating to discrimination, bullying and harassment, especially when it involves working with the complainant, and is committed to working with clients to deliver tailored solutions and advice which makes a tangible difference.
In her role as a Paralegal, Anshika brings a hard-working and enthusiastic approach to everything she does, but wishes she had a photographic memory to help her retain unlimited information for clients and her studies.
Anshika recently returned home on exchange from the University of Calgary and was also the 2021 Director of Career Engagement for the Macquarie University Law Society (MULS).
Additionally, she organises, participates, and judges a variety of student mooting competitions, is part of the Diverse Women in Law Society, and writes content for the Indian Legal Connect Facebook page, a group she helped establish to assist the Indian-Australian community on relevant laws and socio-legal issues.
Previously, Anshika held the position of Executive Officer of Competitions (Advocacy) at the MULS, and volunteered on the Community Outreach Subcommittee for the Paramatta Women’s Shelter.
In her spare time, Anshika loves socialising with friends, performing arts and playing soccer.
Discrimination and Harassment
Government and international law
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics) – Macquarie University
Lillian recently joined Danny King Legal as a Paralegal, following her passion for helping people on a one-to-one level.
Having initially planned to study medicine, Lillian’s enjoyment of interacting with people combined with her flair for public speaking, saw her pursue a career in law instead.
While criminal law is what attracted Lillian to the profession at first, her experiences with Danny King Legal have opened her eyes to the vast scope of issues which employment law covers.
From wrongful termination to discrimination, contracts, and bullying and harassment, Lillian assists with a diverse range of matters and is driven to learn and do the best she can for clients.
While she wishes she could see into the future and read people’s minds to save time, as a highly-driven and self-motivated individual, Lillian always goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results for the team.
Lillian is currently completing her final year of study at Western Sydney University where she is studying a Bachelor of Laws and Criminology.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking outdoors, running, or swimming, and loves playing the piano.
Bullying and harassment
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology Western Sydney University
Louisa joined the Danny King Legal team in mid-2023 as Executive Assistant. She embodies DKL’s ethos of inclusivity and service quality that emphasises people’s value.
Having spent the past ten years caring for her family, Louisa has recently returned to the workforce. Before this, she had a professional background in office administration and maintained a love of learning, reflected in her degree in primary school teaching.
Louisa manages complex schedules, coordinates meetings, and ensures everything is well-prepared for the two partners she supports. She is passionate about the organisational side of her role and is a master at ensuring everything runs smoothly.
She prides herself on having patience and being kind to others and derives a great sense of accomplishment from the support she provides her family.
While Louisa says the ability to stop time would be her superpower if she had to choose, in many ways, she’s working towards making this a reality through her efficiency and accuracy.
In her spare time, Louisa loves spending quality time with her family and friends. Her ideal weekend involves staying home with her family, diving into a good book, and taking leisurely walks with her dog and partner.
Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood and Primary – University of Newcastle
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Jaden (Jae) Colbert joined the Administration Team at Danny King Legal in 2021 and is now DKL’s Executive Experience Manager.
With a strong background in customer service, combined with the ability and agility to juggle multiple projects at once, Jaden is responsible for spearheading various initiatives including managing all marketing and communication activity across the firm.
Additionally, they also oversee the implementation of process and systems improvements, and manage professional partners, suppliers, and the Administration Team.
A firm believer in leaning into mistakes and learning from them, Jaden’s dedication and drive is regularly recognised by colleagues, and they apply a considered and diligent work ethic to their duties.
Despite being armed with good instincts and sensibilities, Jaden still wishes they had the ability to pause time so they could stop and reflect on key decisions before making them – and get a few more hours out of the day, of course.
Drawn to the legal industry by the desire to help people, Jaden’s motivation comes from being part of a team which is able to make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives.
Outside of work, Jaden loves entertaining with friends, spending time with family, and cooking.
Lara joined Danny King Legal in 2022 as a member of the legal Administration Team.
Described by colleagues as a friendly, helpful and hardworking individual, Lara’s bubbly personality combined with her passion for helping people make her an important part of the team.
In her role, Lara handles a range of tasks including managing client files, scheduling appointments, preparing hearing documents, and drafting correspondence.
While she wishes she had the ability to ‘mind read’ to be better prepared for the unexpected, her pragmatism, efficiency and diligence mean she doesn’t have to.
In addition to her studies, Lara is involved in various other initiatives at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) including the Women’s Collective where she is a Social Media and Marketing Coordinator, Content Writer and a member of the Law Society.
Previously, she was a member of UNSW’s Business Society, Capital W, and was previously involved in debating and mooting.
Prior to working at Danny King Legal, Lara was a student intern at a small family law firm and has extensive experience working in customer-service facing roles.
In her spare time Lara enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the beach.
Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in International Business) – University of New South Wales
Avalua joined Danny King Legal in 2022 as a member of the Legal Administration Team. She works collaboratively with the Paralegals and the Senior Legal Team to deliver client services.
With a thirst for knowledge, Avalua loves learning new things and highly values the dynamic, healthy and supportive work environment which Danny King Legal offers.
While she wishes she could see into the future which would indicate how to act in the initial stages of a matter, Avalua’s dedication, perseverance and commitment to achieving good client outcomes more than make up for it.
Avalua is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and International Relations with a minor in Social Justice, at the University of Notre Dame. She also plans to complete a Juris Doctor Degree upon completion of her arts degree.
Before joining the firm, Avalua worked for several years in retail and customer service, where she gained valuable experience in a variety of fast-paced and high-pressure environments and workplaces.
When she isn’t at work, Avalua is spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at her local church, or travelling.
Passionate about writing, Avalua was proudly awarded the Philippa McDonald Cup in 2018 and 2019 for her social justice pieces.
She is also passionate about her Samoan culture and speaks the language fluently.
Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics and International Relations) – University of Notre Dame
Antony, joined Danny King Legal in 2022 as part of the Administration Team.
In his role, Antony is responsible for providing ongoing support to the Paralegal and Senior Legal Team, including managing calendars, and assisting with the management of client files and case documents.
While studying at University of Technology Sydney, Antony is interested in learning as much as possible within the legal profession.
Antony’s easy-going personality and positive attitude, combined with his ambition and interest in HR and employment relations, make him a valuable part of the Danny King Legal team.
While he wishes he had super intelligence to enhance his efficiency at work, his tenacity and general can-do attitude ensure that he always shows up and delivers for the team.
In addition to his studies, Antony is part of the Elite Athlete Program, where he plays AFL for The University of Technology Sydney. His involvement in this program, and his long history of community involvement, has contributed to his ability to be a collaborative team player.
Antony makes the most of his free time in between studying and working by going to the beach or spending time with friends and family.
Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws -University of Technology Sydney
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Anthony joined Danny King Legal at the beginning of 2023 as a Graduate-at-Law within the Legal Team.
His calling to law started from a young age, driven by a desire to help people and make a positive impact in their lives.
Despite wishing he could fly, which would energise him in the mornings, Anthony’s passion and empathy for helping clients involved in discrimination or unfair dismissal matters provides him with more than enough impetus.
Prior to joining Danny King Legal, Anthony worked as a Legal and Contracts Coordinator for Screen Australia, and for Sydney Law Group and Woolworths Group as a Paralegal.
Within these roles, Anthony has accumulated substantial experience with assisting lawyers in matter progression including drafting various agreements, client correspondence, court forms, wills and other testamentary documents.
He has also led extensive mediation and hearing preparation, and managed settlement processes including document review and file audit.
Anthony is passionate about film and theatre and, in his former role at Screen Australia, he helped with a range of initiatives to assist COVID-impacted cinemas and production entities who were facing significant financial challenges.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys going to the gym, board games and tennis.
Discrimination and Harassment
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology – Macquarie University
Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours) – Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The College of Law Australia
Supreme Court of NSW – 21 April 2023
Amy joined the Danny King Legal team in 2023, as a Graduate-at-Law, within the Legal Team.
Compassion and empathy are two traits that Amy believes are essential to thriving in the legal profession. By employing these qualities, she can make a meaningful social impact and establish valuable connections with her clients.
Amy’s strengths are in her written communication skills, especially legal drafting. Additionally, integrity is crucial for Amy in her role as it underpins an impartial and responsible viewpoint, without personal biases or conflicts.
This is why she had a keen interest in corporate law while studying, and employment law in particular as it deals closely with people and relationships, which she finds fascinating.
Amy began her studies with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Government and International Relations major before achieving a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney.
Her study in Government and International Relations grounded her in social justice and equity, which intersects with employment issues like discrimination and workplace harassment.
Amy’s profound interest in these issues was further enriched while working as a Client Intake Supervisor and legal assistant at Redfern Legal Centre. This non-profit organisation offers free legal aid to the community. This helped her develop communication skills and the ability to build rapport with different clients and communities. This experience gave her a further understanding of social inequality and a conscious awareness of the privileges and disadvantages among specific communities.
While she wishes that her superpower is to read peoples’ minds to tell if someone is truthful or not, Amy also puts her practical skill of crocheting to good use. She crochets cat toys for her local animal shelter.
Her love for her three cats sparked her downtime hobby.
Discrimination and harassment
Bachelor of Arts – Government and International Relations – University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws – University of Sydney