Megan Shine

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


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


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


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


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2018 Annual Wage Review – 3.5% Increase

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Real Estate – Commission-Only Employment Changes

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Purchasing a Business – Transferring Employees and Their Entitlements

When buying or selling a business, one of the key issues to deal with is the employment arrangements. Accrued entitlements…

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UPDATE: Labour Hire Licensing – The Essentials

On 16 April 2018, the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 commenced in Queensland requiring, amongst other things, a labour hire…

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Megan Shine - Senior Lawyer with our Business and Employment Team

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9813