Amanda Lyras is an experienced Special Counsel, who has been previously recognised as a 'Rising Star' in the Doyles Guide 'Employment & WHS Rising Stars' list. She has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of employment law from hiring through to firing, including sensitive discrimination and harassment matters, and complex executive engagements and terminations. She frequently guides her clients on the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions and restructures, and represents them in contentious employee litigation.
Amanda has also developed a reputation in the market as a whistleblowing expert and routinely handles complex whistleblowing complaints, litigation and investigations.
Amanda is an accomplished presenter and regularly delivers training to clients on a range of employment-related topics, including appropriate workplace behaviour and whistleblowing. She rapidly builds rapport with her audiences and has a range of tactics to proactively engage them in the subject matter.
Amanda has been a member of the New South Wales Law Society's Diversity & Inclusion Committee for a number of years. In that role she develops best practice policies and initiatives on discrimination and harassment matters, including in response to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces.