Workplace & Employment Litigation

When a dispute arises at work it can feel deeply personal. Our highly experienced team understands the fast-moving nature of a workplace and employment dispute, and will handle your case with passion, determination and empathy.

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell is a dynamic and innovative dispute resolution firm, recognised by prestigious industry bodies for challenging the traditional law firm model and prevalent stereotypes of women.  We are highly regarded for providing top-tier client outcomes without the big firm costs.

We advise and represent a diverse client base including employers, employees, directors, executives, professionals, companies and associations across a range of workplace and industrial relations matters and disputes.

Led by trailblazing litigator Danielle Snell and industry veteran Robert McGirr, our firm proudly represents individuals in their pursuit of equality and fair treatment by calling out sexual discrimination and bullying in the workplace amid the second wave of the #MeToo movement in Australia.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deeply personal. Elit was built on the foundations of passion and drive to achieve equality at all levels of the workforce and in representation. We lead as an example to others that by employing a diverse workforce and adopting flexible working arrangements you do not need to compromise on client service.

 

Expertise

Employment Disputes with current or past employees or employers including representation at the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court

Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Claims with a focus on women’s rights and sex/gender discrimination

Bullying and Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims

Unfair Dismissal and Adverse Action Claims at the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court

Workplace Investigations

Employment Restraints

Review of Workplace Policies and Procedures

Employment Contracts and Independent Contractor Agreements

Redundancy and Termination Advice

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Employment Disputes with current or past employees or employers including representation at the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court

Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Claims with a focus on women’s rights and sex/gender discrimination

Bullying and Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims

Unfair Dismissal and Adverse Action Claims at the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court

Workplace Investigations

Employment Restraints

Review of Workplace Policies and Procedures

Employment Contracts and Independent Contractor Agreements

Redundancy and Termination Advice

Since the firm launched, Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell have won multiple awards, including:

Danielle Snell. Managing Partner of the Year.

Managing Partner of the Year - Winner

Law Firm Leader of the Year <100 employees - Winner

Elit Lawyers. Litigation Team of the Year

Litigation Team of the Year - Finalist

NewLaw Firm of the Year - Finalist

Boutique Firm of the Year - Winner

NewLaw Firm of the Year - Finalist

Diversity & Inclusion

Elit is passionate about promoting Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in the legal sector and for challenging the traditional law firm model to provide a more transparent and authentic legal service to clients.

Our Co-Founder and Director, Danielle Snell was 7 months pregnant when she co-founded this truly entrepreneurial firm and continues to challenge stereotypes affecting women in the legal industry.  She is a member of the Executive Litigation Lawyers Committee, Courts Practice Committee and Diversity Committee (Sexual Harassment Working Group) of the Law Institute of Victoria. In addition, Danielle is a member of Diverse Women in the Law, Victorian Women Lawyers and Women in Insurance and has chaired women’s legal network groups focused on assisting the development of female practitioners in the legal profession. A guest lecturer at RMIT University, Danielle regularly speaks at professional conferences and events alongside business, political and government leaders.

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell was one of the first law firms to sign up as a signatory to the Law Institute of Victoria’s Charter for the Advancement of Women

Expertise in insurance disputes

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CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

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"I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case. A special thanks to Aggie whom I'm glad I chose to support me."

Personal Injury

Shane

I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case.

A special thanks to Aggie whom I’m glad I chose to support me and give me the step by step instructions on how to go about proving my case for a result in my favour.

Thanks again for all your advice.

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"Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome."

Common Law Claim

Ian

Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Having seen a couple of large Law Firms l felt let down, being quickly shown the front door. Luckily for me a friend suggested seeing Aggie Vlahos (Partner).

Having engaged Aggie Vlahos gave me the confidence to continue with the injuries l knew were caused by heavy physical and repetitive work. I am also indebted to Brendan Johnson (Barrister) for his outstanding efforts!

She explained everything in a way I could easily understand and always got back to me quickly when I had questions even outside her working hours.

Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome. However, only charged fair fees.

If someone is seeking a legal help, I highly recommend Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers.

P.S. Thanks to you so much Aggie

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"I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result."

Estate Litigation

Jan

I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. She was always available to me, no matter how big or small my concern was. She was kind, patient, easy to talk to and very understanding regarding my troubles.

The case was resolved within only 5 months, which I was grateful for. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

 

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"If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers."

Family Law Matter

Michael

Thank you to Aggie Vlahos (Partner) and the staff at Elit Law, also James Eley (Barrister). You did a marvelous job in representing me in relation to my family matter and most importantly caring about me and providing a secure environment for me to navigate a very difficult situation.

The result you achieved was nothing short of amazing. The professionalism displayed on the day by Aggie and James blew me away. With their invaluable guidance and support we achieved a extremely favourable result.

If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Elit Lawyers.

Great people, Great Service, Great Company.

 

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"The best of the best plaintiff lawyers against insurance companies. We had a very tough and complex case and Danielle and her team settled with the insurance company for an optimal outcome."

Insurance Policy Holder

Home owner

The best of the best plaintiff lawyers team against insurance companies.

We had a very tough and complex case against insurance company that we lost our home and contents.  After disappointing and frustrating process from another law firm and firing them we found Danielle Snell and her team.

They are very dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate and possess great communication skills.  We couldn’t ask for more and settled with a optimal outcome.

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"It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service."

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We are so glad to have you in our referral channel.

It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service.

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