Rebecca Pezzutti is the Legal Practice Director at IRiQ Law. | 07 3225 3707

Rebecca is an employment and safety lawyer with over 17 years of experience in legal practice and a genuine interest in the practical application of industrial law within modern workplaces and organisations. She leads the firm’s workplace, industrial relations and safety practice and partners with clients to deliver legal outcomes that make sense and add value.

Rebecca’s employment and safety practice covers strategic, complex and sensitive workplace issues, including complex employee relations case management, investigations and disputes. Rebecca is an experienced advocate in the Fair Work Commission, Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Federal Court and other state and federal tribunals. She is routinely engaged directly by in-house legal teams to leverage their capacity and by senior and executive officers to find and navigate strategic solutions to complex workplace issues.

Rebecca has established a reputation as a strategic litigator and ‘go to’ advisor around the effective management and resolution of human rights, discrimination, bullying and harassment issues in the workforce. She is also a sought-after speaker and facilitator of workplace training for leaders and managers.

In the area of work health and safety, Rebecca’s advice is often sought in response to safety incidents and investigations. She offers valuable and strategic guidance to individuals and organisations in response to regulator action, most commonly in the form of responding to improvement notices, prohibition notices and prosecutions.

Rebecca values collegiate relationships and has been endorsed by her peers in the legal profession by being elected to the Queensland Law Society Council for two consecutive terms in the 2019 and 2021 QLS elections. Rebecca has also served the profession as a member of the QLS Industrial Law Committee, the QLS Ethics Committee and as a District Law Association President for two terms in 2018 and 2019.

Rebecca obtained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) at the University of Technology Sydney in 2006, and a Masters of Labour Law and Relations at the University of Sydney in 2022.

Kirsty Augustine is the Head of Consulting Solutions at IRiQ Law. | 07 3225 3714

Kirsty Augustine is a senior HR/IR Practitioner with 28 years’ experience in a variety of industries including telecommunications, State Government, Government Owned Corporations, horticulture, agriculture, health, aged care, facilities management/catering, construction, and energy.

Kirsty’s experience, qualifications and skill set make her uniquely positioned as a consulting HR/ER/IR partner for organisations. She is adaptable to working with management teams on operational people matters or working with senior/executive management on IR strategy, risk and mitigation for tenders, projects and/or the overall business. She is commercially minded and can quickly identify issues and assist management teams in mitigating people-related risks from pre- to post-employment. 

Kirsty led the IR function for a Tier 1 Construction Company for 9 years dealing regularly with the four major construction unions.  Kirsty’s passion lies in leadership and training and helping businesses realise their best potential. Kirsty’s strengths are in employment and people-related risks, as well as in providing business solutions to mitigate these.

Kirsty completed a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at Queensland University of Technology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations at Charles Sturt University. She has completed the Company Directors Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sat on various Boards. She was appointed by the Minister for the Queensland Portable Long Service Leave Authority Board for the Construction Industry and the Work Health and Safety Committee advising and making recommendations to the Government on safety matters within the rural horticulture industry. Kirsty chaired the IR Construction Committee for Master Builders for 8 years and has sat on many other Committees. 

Christy is an Associate at IRiQ Law.

Christy has responsibility for a broad range of IR matters.  She is an intelligent and articulate communicator, with a reputation for delivering pragmatic and commercial advice, with an eye for detail. 

Christy has been admitted as a solicitor in Australia since 2021 and has since then specialised in Employment law, Workplace relations and migration. 

Christy has experience advising and representing Employers and Employees both in the Federal and State jurisdictions.

Christy is an experienced negotiator and advisor to local government in the context of bargaining for certified agreements under the Industrial Relations Act (Qld) and agreement making, from beginning to end. 

Christy appears in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and Queensland Human Rights Commission in a range of IR matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, general protections and unfair dismissal disputes. 

Christy qualified and practiced as a lawyer in India since 2011, specialising in mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions for multinational companies investing in India.  

After migrating to Australia, Christy worked as a migration associate for a Migration Firm where she developed expertise providing migration assistance to a range of clients including large private companies and remained a point of contact with Department of Home Affairs.  

Zehua Zhang is a Legal Graduate at IRiQ Law. | 07 3225 3709

Zehua comes to us with an impressive academic background and a deep passion for the law. He brings a fresh perspective and an eagerness to contribute to the success of our clients. In his role at IRiQ Law, Zehua plays a critical part in supporting Rebecca and Philip in various legal tasks, ensuring that every client receives meticulous and comprehensive legal assistance. Whether it’s conducting research, drafting documents, or preparing for cases, Zehua’s contributions are instrumental in the seamless delivery of our legal services.

At IRiQ Law, we are committed to providing top-notch legal services, and team members like Zehua Zhang are at the heart of our success. His dedication and skill are not just assets to our team but also to the clients we serve. We are excited to have Zehua on board and look forward to seeing his impact on our firm and our clients.

Before graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2023, Zehua obtained a Bachelor of Accounting in 2018 and dual master’s degrees in International Commercial Law and Applied Finance from the University of Queensland in 2021.

Caley Springall is a Legal Graduate at IRiQ Law. | 07 3225 3712

Caley is committed to leveraging her expertise to foster strategic decision-making and promote compliant, thriving workplaces. Her passion for employment law and human resources makes her a valuable asset to our firm and clients.

Caley brings with her an excitement for employment law and industrial relations. With a dual degree in Business and Law, focusing on International Business and HR, Caley brings a unique perspective to employment law. Her academic and professional background enables her to adeptly navigate the complexities of legal and business environments.

At IRiQ Law, we pride ourselves on fostering a team that brings diverse and rich experiences to the table, and Caley exemplifies this value. We are excited about the contributions Caley will make in advancing our commitment to excellence in legal services.

Scott Donaldson is an Industrial Relations Consultant for IRiQ Law

Scott is an industrial relations and employment law practitioner of 20 years’ experience.

Scott has worked both in private legal practice and within various in-house legal and ER/IR roles at State, National and International level.  Scott’s experience sits primarily in the construction, mining and transport sectors, with further experience in health, aged care and financial services.

Scott supports IRiQ clients in designing robust industrial relations strategies, advising on management of overall workplace risk, and managing all facets of enterprise bargaining, including acting as both an employer bargaining agent and a process facilitator.  Scott emphasises the importance of establishing a clear long-term vision, and identifying the specific initiatives required to deliver that vision.  Scott engages positively and constructively with IRiQ clients, unions and regulatory bodies in pursuit of mutually beneficial outcomes.

Scott obtained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Management) with Distinction at the Queensland University of Technology in 2004, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Griffith University in 2005, and a Master of Employment Relations at Griffith University in 2011.  Scott was awarded the Lionel Ledlie Prize of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland for undergraduate achievement in Industrial Relations.  Scott has also lectured in workplace relations and employment law at Queensland University of Technology. 

Mary Rose is an Executive Assistant at IRiQ Law. | 07 3225 3710

Mary Rose is the Executive Assistant to the IRiQ Law team. She keeps us organised and on schedule.

Mary Rose is the first point of contact for our clients and handles all incoming calls for our team. You’ll most likely speak to her when you call the IRiQ office.

Jennifer is the Marketing Content Creator at IRiQ Law.

Jennifer shares her strong enthusiasm for marketing and is set to redefine the future of marketing strategies at IRiQ.

Jennifer is passionate about collaborating with the marketing team to ensure every design and strategy reflects the company’s mission and vision.

During her leisure hours, you’ll find Jennifer either traveling to a new destination or nestled in a cozy cafe, enjoying a nice cup of coffee.

Anantha is the Business Analyst at IRiQ Law.

Anantha is a valued member of the IRiQ team. In his role as Business Analyst, he leverages technology and manages the systems that enable us to deliver flawless client service in our Payroll Audit offerings.

Anantha’s key strengths are attention to detail and data analytics, and he brings a wealth of experience in auditing complex information to bear in the delivery of multiple complex payroll audits, providing excellence in customer service, efficiency and accuracy. Anantha takes his privacy and ethical obligations very seriously in all that he does.

Anantha holds a Bachelor of Business Management Majoring in Business Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Queensland.

As the former President of the International Student’s Society at UQ as well as a former member of the UQ Academic Board, Anantha remains connected as a UQ Alumni and is passionate about investing his strong communication skills and leadership skills for the benefit of his peers.

Matthew is a Data Scientist at IRiQ Law.

Matthew provides valuable support to our payroll audit and remediation team. As a data scientist Matthew applies a technical lense to the interpretation, management and presentation of large sets of data that go into our analysis of large-scale payroll audit and remediation work.

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