Level 1, 8 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

Claudia Lewin

I was admitted in May 2017, after what felt like a lifetime of study.  During my years at law school, I volunteered at the Employment Law Centre of WA and worked part-time at a medium-sized law firm.

Following graduation, I worked at a mid-sized firm where I was able to gather a range of experience in a short amount of time.  Although I worked in general litigation, it became apparent to me early on that my passions were employment and industrial law as well as contentious estate litigation.  Both require a level of personal and emotional understanding between lawyer and client that may not be present in other areas of law, which is part of why I enjoy them so much, but is also why they are so crucial to get right.

I have represented a range of clients in employment proceedings, including local governments, local branches of international and national companies and individuals. I have acted for both employees and employers in the Fair Work Commission and the Western Australian Industrial Magistrates Court. I have represented individuals prosecuted by WorkSafe and assisted in other, larger workplace safety investigations.

In my other area of particular interest, contentious estate matters, I have assisted in complex matters concerning issues of paternity and DNA for the purposes of the Administration Act 1903 (WA) as well as assisting major charities in Family Provision Act claims.

I think the most important step in any legal action is finding out what the client truly wants to achieve.  That allows a good lawyer to be honest and up-front about cost and manage expectations, and sets up a good communication relationship between the two.

When I am not working, I am usually eating some kind of Asian food, or exercising to try and counteract it.  My now-forgotten undergraduate degree in English and History has left me with a love of books that will never leave me, so I try to make the time to read things that are not related to the law.  I have also been lucky enough to travel a lot, particularly to Central and Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Japan.

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Address: Level 1, 8 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000