Principal, BA, LLB (Hons)
Susan Moriarty, in her role as political advisor to the then Queensland Attorney-General, was responsible for sponsoring and promoting Queensland’s first civil rights legislation including Freedom of Information, Judicial Review, Street Marching, Anti-Discrimination and Penalties and Sentences laws.
In 1993, she was appointed as a policy analyst to the Freedom of Information and Administrative Law Division. In 1996, she was appointed Principal Legal Adviser to the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Karen Walters.
In February 1998, she was promoted to Executive Manager, Human Rights and Administrative Law where she administered the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme on behalf of government.
In May 1999, she left the department to set up her own law firm specialising in workplace bullying in the Queensland public sector. Since then she has worked tirelessly for the rights of her clients.
Susan Moriarty is a well-respected, highly successful senior lawyer specialising in the employment, human rights, anti-discrimination and industrial spheres of law. She has over 20 years’ experience and remains very passionate about securing the best possible outcome for her clients.
Susan’s personal aim is to help her clients reach a timely resolution, allowing them to deal effectively with a difficult and emotional situation and move on to better times.
Associate and Practice Manager, LLB, GradDipLP, DipMgt
Aaron Stewart commenced with the firm in 2021.
Aaron is passionate about providing comprehensive advice and protecting his clients’ interests. He prides himself on being personable and well-versed in the delivery of legal services. In 2018, Aaron graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and completed his Practical Legal Training with the College of Law.
Aaron was admitted to the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Queensland in November 2018. He has a diverse history working in the legal profession and previously worked as a case manager for State and Federal Government Agencies on complex matters involving Courts and Tribunals from various Jurisdictions.
Aaron is experienced in providing timely complex legal advice across a range of workplace issues in an accessible and empathetic manner. He has broad experience in employment and discrimination law including unfair dismissal, general protections, sham contracting, sexual harassment, State & Commonwealth discrimination actions, anti-bullying, employment contracts, underpayments, stand-downs and the impacts of COVID-19 on workers.
Aaron has appeared at hearings and mediations in a variety of jurisdictions including Federal Circuit Court, the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Human Rights Commission obtaining successful outcomes for clients. Aaron’s commitment to access to justice has led him to volunteer with community legal centres.
Outside of work, Aaron’s personal interests include boxing, running, art and food.
Associate, LLB, GradDipLP
Peter Wrigley commenced with the firm in 2021.
Peter has assisted employees, former employees, and employers toward successful outcomes in the Fair Work Commission.
Peter has spent his time as a legal practitioner engaging matters of dispute and litigation incorporating various areas of law. As a result of this experience, he is capable of quickly identifying the relevant issues and providing direct and technical advice to his clients. His clients value his candid advice when faced with difficult decisions.
Peter has appeared in various legal forums including the Queensland courts, the Fair Work Commission, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and the Federal Circuit Court. He is capable of advocating on behalf of his clients personally and assisting barristers where appropriate.
Peter’s work experience outside of the legal profession endears him to his clients and allows him to empathises with his clients circumstance while simultaneously providing clear directions toward an outcome.
Away from the office, Peter enjoys playing basketball, watching Rugby Union, and spending time with his family.