A team of trusted workplace relations law specialists

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Adrian Barwick

Solicitor Director & Accredited Specialist, Employment & Industrial Law

Adrian is the Solicitor Director at WilliamsonBarwick. He is known for his strategic approach to employment law that delivers lawful and fair outcomes for his clients.

Adrian has advised and represented employers and senior executives on matters ranging from breach of contract, unfair dismissal, discrimination, general protections applications through to claims for statutory and contractual entitlements. He has a special interest in the legal challenges associated with the management of injured and unfit workers.

Adrian was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1995, and holds a Master of Laws. He is peer-recognised in Doyle’s Guide for Best Employment Lawyers and has been a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law since 2006.

Chris Fesel

Senior Solicitor

Chris brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Solicitor. His practice is chiefly civil litigation in employment law, industrial relations and administrative law.

Chris has acted for clients in matters including unfair dismissal, industrial disputes, professional discipline and discrimination, as well as Work Health and Safety prosecutions and defences. His commercial approach and keen advocacy are highly prized by his clients and allow matters to be resolved quickly and efficiently.

Chris was called to the English Bar in 1997 and admitted as a legal practitioner in New South Wales in 2001. Since 1998, he has practised in both the private and public sectors, including a decade as a Senior Solicitor for the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office.

Lucinda Frantz

Senior Solicitor

Lucinda melds her legal expertise with commercial acumen to tailor her advice to the unique culture of each client’s workplace and achieve commercial outcomes. She works across the full spectrum of employment law, from policy and employment contract drafting to advising on restructures and terminations, discrimination, employee entitlements, performance management, post-employment obligations and workplace investigations. Lucinda was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1998 and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining WilliamsonBarwick. Lucinda worked as a Senior Associate at a leading boutique workplace law firm and for Minter Ellison.

Sandra Diez


Sandra has extensive experience advising employers of all sizes, at a national level, on employment and industrial relations matters across a range of industries.

Sandra regularly provides advice on disciplinary action, workplace grievances, performance management, fit for work processes, policies and procedures, employment contracts, work health and safety, restructures, redundancies, and awards and enterprise agreements. She represents clients on claims involving unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, bullying, workplace disputes, underpayment and Fair Work Ombudsman investigations.

Sandra was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2014 and of the High Court of Australia in 2018.

Anika Ranchhod

Associate Solicitor

Anika works on a range of matters including the drafting of employment contracts, reviewing and interpreting Awards, preparing Court documentation, assisting with the termination of employment, defending unfair dismissal / adverse action cases in the Industrial Relations Commission or Fair Work Commission and assisting with workplace investigations. She is efficient and responsive, with an unwavering commitment to every client.

Anika previously worked for a Queensland based boutique employment law firm where she was involved in assisting with matters for both employer and employee clients. It was the nature of this work that instilled Anika’s passion for employment law.

Anika was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in November 2018 and joined the team at WilliamsonBarwick in February 2019.

Tracey Rochester

Practice Manager

Tracey has been the Practice Manager at WilliamsonBarwick since 2019. She brings extensive experience with her to the role, having worked in the legal industry for many years. She is responsible for managing the day to day running of the office, implementation of new systems to improve the efficiency of the office, the business accounts and our client events.

Tracey is known for her attention to detail, customer service skills and holistic approach to her role, and is an invaluable support to the WilliamsonBarwick legal team.

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