Gabrielle has been practising civil law for over 20 years, primarily in Employment and Industrial law. She has worked for trade unions and public sector employers in addition to private law firms, and so has an understanding of both employer and employee perspectives of the workplace relations divide. She has extensive exposure to public sector employment law, gained from working for and against Commonwealth, Territory and NSW Local Governments.
Gabrielle has comprehensive experience as a workplace misconduct investigator, and is on the Code of Conduct Review Panel for many Local Government Councils across NSW. Gabrielle also chairs appeal panels for ACT public servant grievances on behalf of the ACT government. Gabrielle is a competent advisor, drafter and litigator in all aspects of employment and industrial law, including discrimination law. She conducts workplace training to government and the private sector on workplace issues such as performance management, bullying, sexual harassment, public interest disclosures, and work health and safety obligations. She also has considerable expertise in the complex world of labour hire, recruitment and restraint of trade.
Gabrielle was admitted to legal practice in NSW in 1997 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) from the University of Sydney. After working in Sydney for Clayton Utz, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and Maurice Blackburn Cashman, Gabrielle joined Williams Love & Nicol in Canberra in 2007, working for five years in her specialist field before becoming Principal Solicitor in the Employment Group at the ACT Government Solicitor’s Office. Gabrielle joined Bradley Allen Love in April 2013, becoming a Director in 2016 and a Legal Director in October 2020. She gained her Employment and Industrial Law Specialist Accreditation from the NSW Law Society in November 2016. She was appointed as a member of the ACT Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee in 2018. Gabrielle was listed in Doyles Guide in February 2021 as Canberra’s Leading Employment Lawyer (Employee & Union Representation) and as Canberra’s Recommended Employment Lawyer (Employer Representation).
Gabrielle is passionate about caring for the earth (she established and chairs BAL’s Environment Committee), and trying to find real solutions for her clients.