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Shannon Walker


Senior Associate

Shannon is a member of the Workplace Relations’ team and has a broad range of experience in employment and industrial issues.

Shannon has a particular interest in unfair dismissal claims and general protection applications. However she also has significant involvement in drafting employment contracts and workplace polices, drafting and advising on enterprise agreements and advising on employer/employee obligations.

She has appeared, both independently and as instructing solicitor, in hearings and interlocutory matters before the West Australian Industrial Relations Commission, the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. She was also the instructing solicitor in a successful High Court appeal.  

An adaptable and effective communicator, Shannon provides succinct, clear advice to clients in high stress situations. She effectively balances commercial considerations with her clients’ rights and interests.

Shannon is also a member of the Jackson McDonald Hospitality and Tourism team, providing specialised employment advice for those clients in the hospitality and tourism sector. 

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Industrial Relations Society Western Australia