Katrina Emmerick

Legal Counsel & Employee Relations Specialist

Katrina is an employment lawyer with over 5 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment law. She is recognised for her pragmatic yet empathetic approach to her work and prides herself on her ability to build strong relationships with clients. Katrina provides practical and commercial advice to her clients, tailoring her approach to meet each client’s particular business needs.

“The relational nature of employment matters means they are often quite complex. In my experience, approaching matters with empathy and truly listening to my clients can make all the difference. In doing so, I am able to provide great quality service, manage the complexities as they arise, and guide clients towards the best possible outcome. Representing both employers and employees over the course of my career has given me a unique insight into all sides of employment matters, as I understand and appreciate the impact of decision making for all relevant stakeholders.”

Industry and career experience

Katrina has experience advising clients on business restructures, performance management, terminations, workplace disputes, modern award compliance and the enforceability of post-employment restraints. Katrina also has experience working on litigious claims in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission.

Katrina has also provided specialist support in corporate transactions and advising on key employment risks and exposures.

Katrina has worked with a number of public and private clients across a variety of sectors including:

  • professional services
  • technology
  • allied health
  • manufacturing 
  • education


Prior to joining Source, Katrina worked as a solicitor at DLA Piper Australia. Katrina has also worked at Johnson Winter & Slattery and Danny King Legal.


  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts – University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law

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