Megan Shine

Megan is a Senior Lawyer with our Business and Employment Team.

Biography

My name is Megan Shine and I was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 2014 and to the High Court of Australia in 2016. I specialise in both transactional and litigious Employment matters.

I believe in work-life balance and have spent many years developing my skills as an artist. I have completed commissions for clients in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

I regularly enter the Archibald and Moran portraiture prizes. My favourite subject to date was Justice Margaret McMurdo AC. I was fortunate to paint her portrait in her final year as President of the Queensland Court of Appeal.

Prior to being admitted as a practitioner, I undertook an Employment Law clerkship with Herbert Smith Freehills and completed a commercial law placement with MBA Lawyers on the Gold Coast.

I subsequently practiced in commercial litigation for two years. During this period, I gained valuable experience in Employment Law and acted for both employer and employee litigants on matters that were generally extremely complex. I acted in varied disputes, including contractual disputes, trade practices claims, debt recovery and estate disputes.

In November 2016, I transitioned to an in-house counsel role with Retail Food Group Limited. The company is the largest multi-food franchise owner in Australia. As Counsel for over 200 Brumby’s franchises, I handled all commercial and litigious matters. I also advised on proposed legislative changes that were critical to the franchising industry.

My two great passions are the Law and Art and I look forward to the ongoing development of both.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Law

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Bond University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice Bond University

Associations

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association
  • Member, Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders

Articles

Are your Records up to Scratch?

Recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) mean it is more important than ever to ensure you…

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Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches

If your organisation collects personal information and is meant to keep that information private – you need to be aware…

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2017 Annual Wage Review – 3.3% Increase

It is that time of year again, where the Fair Work Commission’s expert panel has handed down its Annual Wage…

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PPS Lease Changes 20 May 2017

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Act) has been amended to make leasing simpler and cheaper. Old definition – PPS…

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Accountant Liable for Client’s Underpayments

In a recent Federal Circuit Court decision, an accountancy practice which provided bookkeeping services (including payroll processing) has been found…

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Podcasts

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9813
Email Address: megan@murdochs.com.au