Gabrielle is an Employment and Industrial Law Specialist, having gained her accreditation from the NSW Law Society in 2016.

Gabrielle has been practising civil law for over 20 years, primarily in Employment and Workplace Relations law.  She has worked for trade unions and public sector employers in addition to private law firms. Accordingly, she has an understanding of both employer and employee perspectives of the workplace relations landscape, and a complex appreciation of both public and private sector employment law frameworks.

Gabrielle is experienced in advising, investigating, litigating and training in misconduct and employment law matters, with a speciality in workplace bullying, harassment, discrimination, public interest disclosure and underperformance matters.  She takes care to ensure her work is helpful, defensible, and cost effective.  Gabrielle’s work extends to drafting, advising and litigating in the related fields of employment contracts, merit selection and promotion, adverse action claims, termination of employment and restraint of trade matters.

Gabrielle has provided training for numerous Commonwealth, ACT, NSW Local Councils and private sector clients on how to conduct workplace misconduct investigations. She is a frequent provider of workplace law training to solicitors.  She is currently a panel provider of appeal and conduct review services to the ACT Government, and many NSW Local Councils (including the Central NSW Joint Organisation group of Councils (CNSWJO), and Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation group of Councils (RAMJO).

A NSW country girl with a double degree graduate of the University of Sydney, Gabrielle was admitted to practice in NSW in 1997. After working for various firms in Sydney including Clayton Utz and Maurice Blackburn, Gabrielle moved to Canberra joined Williams Love & Nicol (now Bradley Allen Love) in 2007. She worked for for five years in her specialist field before becoming Principal Solicitor in the Employment and Industrial Relations team at the Office of the ACT Government Solicitor.  She re-joined Bradley Allen Love in April 2013, becoming a Director in 2016.

Gabrielle has been a sitting member (legal) of the Catholic Education Commission Canberra Goulburn since 2016. Gabrielle was appointed to the ACT Law Society Industrial Relations Committee in 2018.

Practice Focus

  • Workplace Misconduct and Investigations
  • Discrimination
  • Public Sector Employment