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Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Employment Law Overview
Event Date: 2022-06-09

Hiring, firing, and management of employees.  Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Senior Associate, in our Employment Team is delighted to be presenting at the Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry on […]

Construction Q&A Series
Event Date: 2022-05-05

Join Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Senior Associate, at HHG Legal Group’s upcoming Construction Law Q&A to learn more about what to do if your principal becomes insolvent. This Q&A presentation […]

Next step in WA’s work health and safety reforms – the new work health and safety regulations
21 Mar 2022

Senior Associate, Gemma Wheeler – Carver, and Lawyer, Kai Yuin Yeo, in our Employment and  Dispute Resolution teams have outlined the new work health and safety laws that […]

Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Navigating your business through COVID
Event Date: 2022-04-07

It is becoming increasingly important for you to understand your responsibilities as a business owner with everything COVID-19 related Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Senior Associate, in our Employment Team is […]

Contracts: Sometimes worth the paper they’re written on
17 Feb 2022

Senior Associate, Gemma Wheeler-Carver, and Lawyer, Kimberly Jones in our Employment team outlines the high court decision in Personnel Contracting and Jamsek.  Last year (2021), the decision in […]

Don’t roll up at the pub unless you’ve rolled up your sleeve!
12 Jan 2022

Mandatory vaccination: Pubs, clubs, taverns, music events, and casino The WA Government have introduced directions requiring double-dose vaccination for all patrons at specific venues. The Government has also […]

Government directions for “critical” businesses released
8 Dec 2021

The government has today introduced its access directions, requiring vaccination for critical workers across a large range of industries. Our Employment Law team has put together a quick […]

Mandatory Vaccinations and the Building Industry
3 Dec 2021

The introduction on Monday 29 November 2021 (subsequently replaced by directions released on 2 December 2021) the latest government vaccination directions has serious implications for those in the […]

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A Festive Party Guide for Employees
30 Nov 2021

The festive season is here and Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams have prepared this guide to help ensure […]

Mandatory vaccination, health disclosures and Privacy Act implications
27 Oct 2021

Mandatory vaccination, health disclosures and Privacy Act implications Employee’s health information (including both vaccination status AND medical contraindications) is sensitive information of a person. Businesses covered by the […]

Award rate increases – 1 November 2021
21 Oct 2021

Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler Carver, Associate, in our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams remind Western Australia-based national system employers (Pty Ltd companies, many incorporated associations, and […]

All I want for Christmas (is to avoid a lawsuit): A Christmas Party Planning Guide for Employers
18 Oct 2021

The festive season is nearly here and Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate, in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams have prepared this guide for planning […]

High Court clarification on casual employment
10 Aug 2021

Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate, from our Employment Law team, outline the decision made by the High Court in the case of WorkPac and the ruling […]

EOFY Employment Law Checklist
24 Jun 2021

Gemma Wheeler Carver, Associate, and Murray Thornhill, Director in our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams, share their EOFY Employment Law Checklist that outlines the main issues that employers […]

The importance of ensuring compliance with workplace health and safety obligations
25 May 2021

Murray Thornhill, Director and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate in our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams discuss how the recent sentencing of an Esperance small business and its sole director provides […]

What does the WA lockdown mean for employers and employees? Common issues addressed.
4 Feb 2021

With the new WA lockdown announced with less than 24 hours’ notice, many employers and employees were left to decipher the directives issued by the Government themselves. With […]

Mandatory vaccinations in the employment law context
18 Jan 2021

HHG Legal Group Director, Murray Thornhill and Associate,  Gemma Wheeler-Carver, from our Employment Law and Dispute Resolution teams, explore some key considerations for employers following the announcement of […]

Institute of Public Accountants | Accounting For Law Masterclass
Event Date: 2021-04-21

Join Blair Campbell, Special Counsel in Commercial Law & Dispute Resolution, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate in Employment Law & Dispute Resolution, for a full-day masterclass at the Institute […]

All I want for Christmas (is to keep my job): A festive season guide for employees
10 Dec 2020

The festive period is here and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams has prepared this guide to help ensure your headaches from the […]

JobKeeper 2.0: Fair Work Act Changes
16 Sep 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill, Gemma Wheeler-Carver and Kimberly Jones provide an update on what employers need to know about the recent changes and extension to the JobKeeper […]

Employment Law Update: JobKeeper 2.0
20 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide an update on what employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy following its extension to […]

Stay focused and alert; Stay employed! Fair Work Commission holds that recent dismissals were lawfully made
27 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Associate, Gemma Wheeler-Carver and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts provide an update on some recent employment law cases involving employee dismissals.  With all of […]

Employment Law Update: JobKeeper and the Fair Work Act
11 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide an update on what employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy. So now that the […]

Employment Law Update: What employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy
23 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy. Now that the legislation and JobKeeper Rules are […]

22 Apr 2020

Nearly two months into the COVID-19 lockdown measures, many employers, who have not yet had to take significant measures to alleviate their employment expenses are starting to feel […]

Blanket changes to Awards – COVID-19 measures effective 8 April 2020
8 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide a synopsis of the FWC update and Award changes. In amongst the buzz of the JobKeeper […]

Employment Law Update: Alternatives to “Stand down”
4 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide some alternatives to stand down and stoppage of work for employers. Following on from last week’s […]

Stand down provisions and “stoppage of work”: What do these mean for employers and employees in the time of COVID-19?
29 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Gemma Wheeler-Carver, discuss the relevant “stand down” provisions, for both national system employers and State system employers. . In an […]

Are you paying your employees correctly?
Event Date: 2019-06-07

Gemma Wheeler Carver, Lawyer and Murray Thornhill, Director and Notary Public from the Employment Law and Commercial Litigation teams have written this article to update individuals and employers […]

Supporting Western Australians for more than 100 years

"Always fast and thorough service. Thank you"

Sitka Pil

"My circumstances at the time I made contact with HHG were dire following my argument being rejected by two no win no fee firms. Following my initial meeting with HHG's employment law team I was left feeling extremely positive by the response and concern shown by HHG in regards to their support of my argument along with their preparedness to pursue an outcome on my behalf.

I accept the fact that nobody really wins in these cases (mental health/ workplace) however the end result was what would be considered most favourable and far in excess of what would have been achieved had I not sought the advice from HHG.

I have no hesitation in recommending HHG to anyone caught up in the messy circumstances I found myself in at the time.

Great advice and five-star commitment to their client!!"

Nathan Lynch

"Thank you for such great assistance with the transaction of Flying Domestics on behalf of Lorna Good. It has been such a pleasure to work with the HHG Legal Group and I look forward to working with you in the future."

Jim Goodwin

"Simon Creek and his team were at all times empathic, professional and confident.  My matter needed to be addressed within a pressing time frame, and their availability at short notice and contact after hours was much appreciated.  It caused me considerable stress, but having such a thoroughly reliable and competent team to call on helped me to feel in control. Although I hope not to need their services again in future, I would be confident in doing so!"

Dr Lana Bell

"A good outcome is what we can expect.  A great outcome is a sign of a company which does the very best for their clients. A very big thank you to Daniel Morris for showing empathy towards my small and much needed legal action.

To HHG Legal Group, thank you for a great outcome.  I would recommend your company to anyone seeking legal services."

Jan Atkinson

"Your support this morning was amazingly kind, not to mention your totally reassuring competence, knowledge and wisdom that you used on my behalf.  It was extremely reassuring to have your knowledgeable support, and I particularly appreciated your real and obvious kindness to me. It means so much at a very difficult time. I'm so grateful to you."

Family Law Client

"Janene was very professional and we established a good rapport quickly. The subject of death and wills can be quite confronting to deal with, however, Janene's approach was soft and accommodating."

Lynette Livesey

"A big thank you to HHG for their professional service, continued support, and wide range of legal knowledge. Our clients have given us nothing but kind words regarding HHG Legal Group and so we have no hesitation in referring and recommending Simon Creek and HHG Legal Group for their outstanding services and legal expertise."

Nigel Plowman, Director at Mckinley Plowman & Associates

"Simon is a friendly and practical legal advisor. I have received great feedback from the clients I have referred to him and his team at HHG Legal Group."

Richard Beal, Director at BDO

"Over the last few years, I have been impressed by Simon’s legal ability, management skills, entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and people skills. He appears to be that rare breed of lawyer – both knowledgeable and commercial."

Michael Malone, Founder of iiNet

"Our family has been a client of HHG Legal Group over many years.  Business has included drawing up of wills for three generations and preparing of probate for my father in law. I would have no hesitation in recommending HHG Legal Group to anyone requiring such services."

Bernice Climie

"You should be congratulated for the manner in which your staff address clients and we found our dealings with your company, once again a very pleasant experience and we would like to truly thank you for your efforts."

Steve Harvey and Jane Powell

"HHG Legal were absolutely fantastic. Extremely responsive and brought calm to our chaotic family situation through their knowledge and caring attitude. Extremely professional from our very first contact with them and they expertly guided our family though the required legal process over almost a 12 month period."

Amanda Williamson

"Fantastic team! They really care about their client. Tim Colcutt is a 'go that extra mile' guy who gives his client his all. I can't recommend HHG and Tim enough."

Kerry Samson

"I had a fantastic lawyer in Matthew Lilly. He helped me out a great deal with good, sound advice in a friendly, professional manner. First class, thanks Matthew"

Graeme Hammond

"Marine Plant Systems has been working with HHG Legal Group for a few years now and they continually provide first-class service. Their professional advice has been invaluable to our company."

Carolin Grimm - Marine Plant Systems

"We were kept up to date at all times. Pricing was always updated over the time period so we remained "in budget". Personal access to someone whenever I had questions. All in all a great experience without too much fuss."

Rosslyn Tasker - COO Altusq Pty Ltd

"Good service you can count on."

Miles Lee

"HHG Legal Group has provided outstanding support as I have taken the journey of buying a business, their professionalism is beyond reproach. Their assistance throughout the Due Diligence process has been invaluable, I would fully recommend them."

Mark Armitage

"Very friendly and efficient service - what a pleasure working with Matthew."

Jacques Taylor

"I highly recommend Daniel from HHG Lawyer in Mandurah. When dealing with a complicated legal property matter recently I was extremely impressed by Daniel's honesty and integrity and the legal advice I received. I am very happy with the service from HHG Legal."

Tony Walker

"Lisa, thank you so much for representing me in court, honestly, I would not have had the outcome I got without you. Once again, Thank you so much."


"Matthew Lilly was excellent in processing our project. He achieved the excellent result that we required on our project.

We would give Matthew a 5 star rating.

We will definitely commission Matthew for any further projects if we have the need."


"I have had the pleasure of being represented by Ms Lisa Riley. Lisa helped me in December 2020 when I was charged. Lisa was extremely supportive, reassuring, and preserved with her investigation of the laws and was able to save me from a terrible outcome. Another incident occurred in August 2021 in which I sought Lisa’s help. Lisa preserved and was very patient with me. This only got resolved this year. When she advised me that she was leaving her old firm, I insisted that she remain my lawyer, as I had the utmost faith in her. Hence I moved over to HHG. Lisa took no shortcuts in my defence and continued to preserve for the toxicology report that ultimately saved me. She kept me up-to-date with the progress and provided support. Having someone as understanding as Lisa was a huge gift, to me and my family. You have gained a huge asset in Lisa joining your firm.

Thank you, Lisa, forever grateful for your work, and if ever needed, I will be sure to refer to you"


"We can highly recommend HHG Legal Group and particularly Mr Blair Campbell (Special Counsel / Dispute Resolution)

Blair worked with us as we navigated a very difficult third party dispute.

Blair’s expertise, wisdom, and the way he guided us in a very measured and calm manner gave us great encouragement and comfort. Blair helped us to focus on what we needed to and to trust the process.

Blair was always responsive to us, he always got back to us very promptly to answer our questions and to help us to step through some really hard days.

We are very grateful for Blair’s expertise and wisdom along with his empathy and care, this truly made the difference for us."

Wayne and Janice Belcher

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