Having just completed her law degree at Monash University, Fiona is an energetic self-starter who thrives on problem-solving. With a particular interest in employment law and litigation, Fiona is competent in researching complex legal issues and drafting technical advice. What she lacks in years she makes up for in her passion for learning and constant self-improvement. Fiona also has a passion for expanding access to the justice system and volunteers at Refugee Legal as a paralegal.
In terms of her non-legal skills, Fiona has practice and business management experience and is a planner at heart. She is always planning her next big adventure – whether it’s to Bosnia or Bright, where there’s good food and wine, Fiona will be there. She also has a love of politics and international relations and can be found poring through non-fiction books in her spare time.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Employment law (including dismissals, restructuring, and Award coverage);
- Workplace policies;
- Practice Management; and
- Legal assistance and research.
- Assisting Directors with drafting complex tax objections and private ruling applications;
- Filing complaints and default judgment applications in the Magistrates’ Court;
- Drafting articles and insights on tax and commercial law, as well as Federal and State budget announcements;
Assisting Principal with numerous complex dismissals and restructures;
- Drafting a tailored Drug & Alcohol Policy for a small business, having regard to recent case law; and
- Preparing seminars on topics such as “Redundancy in a COVID-19 World” and “NSW Transfer Duty Changes”.
Latest Insights from Fiona
Working from home during a COVID-19 lockdown: can you claim a tax deduction for rent? By Andrew Henshaw and Fiona Bucknall, Velocity Legal The ATO has long held firm on the principle that rent payments (being a form of occupancy costs) are generally outgoings ‘of a...
NEW FRANCHISING CODE OF CONDUCT REFORMS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR FRANCHISORS AND FRANCHISEES? By Greg Thomas and Fiona Bucknall, Velocity LegalOn 1 June 2021, amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising Code)...
Not all self-education expenses are created equal – a reminder from Khan and Commissioner of Taxation
Not all self-education expenses are created equal – a reminder from Khan and Commissioner of Taxation By Andrew Henshaw and Fiona Bucknall, Velocity Legal Wanting to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses? Unfortunately, not all self-education expenses are...
The Windfall Gains Tax – plunder or taxation? Insights by Andrew Henshaw (Managing Director) and Rajan Verma (Director)The Windfall Gains Tax (WGT) was first announced on 15 May 2021. Despite it being a major announcement, very little detail was provided on the scope...