About Toop Workplace Law

Our Firm

Our firm provides expert, pragmatic employment law advice and representation to organisations. We pride ourselves on delivering top tier legal services and exceptional client services; our cost effective and transparent pricing model enable our clients to take advantage of our competitive rates.

Toop Workplace Law is ready to help your organisation with the full range of employment law and industrial relations issues, including contracts, policies, termination of employment, restructures, transfer of business, award compliance, enterprise agreements and anti-discrimination. We can act for your organisation in court/tribunal matters and have considerable experience in the federal/state courts and equal opportunity commissions, the Fair Work Commission and VCAT.

The firm also runs training programs that are effective, interactive and highly rated – making us the ideal partner for your workplace training needs, from the front line to the boardroom.

Our Clients

Our clients come from a broad range of industries including:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Community Services
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • Medical & Allied Health
  • Professional Services
  • Property & Facilities
  • Sport & Fitness
  • Technology & Analytics
  • Transport & Logistics


Our Team

Jess Toop

Managing Principal

With an extensive career as a specialist employment lawyer in top tier firms Herbert Smith Freehills (Melbourne) and Linklaters (Hong Kong) as well as in-house legal teams, Jess Toop brings expert knowledge and experience to assist you to manage your workplace issues.

Jess advises clients on the full range of employment law and industrial relations issues, including contracts, engaging workers, termination of employment, transfers of business, restructures, enterprise bargaining, industrial instruments, policy drafting and review, payroll compliance and anti-discrimination obligations. With considerable litigation experience, Jess also acts for clients in the federal/state courts and tribunals.

Jessica Pratt

Senior Lawyer

Jessica is an experienced employment law practitioner who has provided strategic advice to clients across a cross-section of industries for more than 15 years. Having worked for leading Australian firms, Jessica is passionate about being a trusted advisor to her clients and empowering them to effectively manage legal risks. She achieves this by distilling complex legal frameworks into digestible action items for her clients.

Jessica advises on all aspects of workplace relations law, including general employment and HR issues, contracts, modern awards and corporate restructuring. Jessica is also an experienced adviser on privacy law and workplace health and safety.

Hannah Linossier

Senior Lawyer

Hannah is an award-winning employment and industrial relations lawyer with more than a decade of experience at leading Australian firms.

Skilled at understanding the human and legal complexities of workplace issues, Hannah provides advice and commercial solutions in all areas of employment and industrial relations including disputes, award interpretation, enterprise bargaining, employment contracts and policies, managing misconduct, poor performance and workplace health and safety. Hannah focuses on understanding the business needs of her clients and supporting their workplaces to thrive.

Georgia Rutecki

Senior Lawyer

Georgia has wide-ranging experience across employment and industrial relations law matters. She commenced her career at Herbert Smith Freehills, and subsequently gained experience in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the Victorian Department of Education and in private practice.

Georgia is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for her clients. She takes a keen interest in understanding their business imperatives and identifying solutions that fit them. Georgia’s advice has a practical focus, with commercial drivers front-of-mind.

Francine Hoyne-Clancy

Senior Lawyer

Francine is an employment and workplace relations law expert who is passionate about getting to know her clients’ businesses and delivering pertinent, practical advice.

Francine’s expertise extends to litigious and advisory matters and her practice includes advising on matters such as employment contracts and policies, award interpretation and redundancies. Francine regularly represents employers in court and tribunal proceedings, including unfair dismissal, general protections and underpayment claims.

Francine is passionate about giving back to the community and has been a board member of a not-for-profit organisation in the disability sector.

Emma Heaton

Practice Coordinator

Emma is passionate about people, organisation, and processes. Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the firm, Emma focuses on ensuring the business runs smoothly.

Emma has worked in the professional services industry for over 20 years, including top tier law firms, a leading insolvency practice and a global investment bank.

She provides exceptional support to both clients and the team, with a penchant for creating a positive work environment in which everyone can thrive.