Cara Leavesley

Special Counsel 3D HR Legal

Cara is a senior workplace relations lawyer and Senior Counsel at 3D HR Legal, an award winning employment law firm.

Cara has a Master of Laws (Industrial Relations and Employment) from the University of Melbourne and is a professionally trained investigator and mediator. She has worked in top tier workplace relations practices across Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.

Cara has a wealth of experience in conducting workplace investigations, defending unfair dismissal claims, adverse action claims and WHS prosecutions. After representing clients in over 120 serious incidents, bullying/sexual harassment claims and fatalities, Cara firmly believes that prevention is better than cure and loves working with clients to strengthen their systems and processes and educate their staff to help them avoid claims.

Most recently, Cara has been advising ASX listed boards and national partnerships on the practical impact of the introduction of the WHS Act, and how they can avoid personal liability.

Cara is passionate about building relationships with clients, understanding their business and providing practical advice that helps them achieve their goals and commercially navigate employment, industrial relations and health and safety issues.