About Toop Workplace Law

Our Firm

Our firm provides expert, pragmatic employment law advice and representation. 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 you 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 you 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

Principal Lawyer

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, the Fair Work Commission and VCAT.

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 13 years. Having worked for leading Australian firms, Jessica has developed skill and passion for being a trusted advisor to her clients and empowering them to effectively manage legal risks. She achieves this by simplifying complex legislative frameworks and conveying key issues in practical terms.

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

Courtney Ford

Senior Lawyer

Courtney has a wealth of experience advising and representing clients in respect of employment law and industrial relations matters, having previously worked in the leading employment practices of Herbert Smith Freehills and Maddocks.
Energetic and outcome-driven, Courtney takes a keen interest in her clients’ business goals and provides easy-to-apply advice to achieve commercially sensible outcomes. Courtney’s clients are diverse, ranging in size from multi-nationals to small businesses and hailing from sectors including education, health, transport, building and construction, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, financial services, and all levels of government.
Courtney is an AICD graduate and has complemented her legal career with directorships and leadership positions with Swimming Victoria and Cricket Victoria.

Ben Burton

Business Advisor

Ben provides business advisory services and steers our process improvement and innovation workstream to ensure we deliver on our promise of exceptional client service.