Sharlene Wellard - Principal


Contact details

+61 2 9018 9939


  • Employment Law
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Industrial relations
  • Discrimination
  • Training
  • Investigations

Highly regarded employment practitioner Sharlene Wellard joined Meridian’s Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team in July 2014.

Sharlene has extensive experience providing strategic advice and advocacy in all areas of industrial law, employment, discrimination, workplace health and safety and managing workplace change.

Clients say that Sharlene “is a pleasure to work with, she is highly knowledgeable and provides sound, practical advice” and “has the ability to take a complex legal problem and identify a workable and effective solution – one of those people who identifies an issue or a solution that everyone else may have missed.”

Sharlene values her strong client relationships. She gets in the trenches with her clients defending unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, breach of contract claims and other litigated matters. By providing day-to-day sounding board advice, enterprise bargaining advice and representation, policy and employment contract drafting, purchase and sale of business advice, performance management and termination advice and enforcement of post-employment restraints, Sharlene partners with her clients to provide advice in all stages of the business life-cycle.

Sharlene is the immediate past president of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association and the president of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.

Before joining Meridian, Sharlene was a partner with Piper Alderman for almost four years, a partner at Australian Business Lawyers where she worked for 11 years, and prior to that an industrial officer with the Restaurant and Catering Association.


  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    +61 2 9018 9999
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    +61 3 9810 6777
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    +61 2 4047 2600
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    +61 7 3220 9333
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    +61 8 6319 0470
    +61 8 6319 0499